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La Salle To Begin Random Drug Tests of Students
GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- A Green Township high school puts its students on notice.
Beginning next school year, drug testing, for the entire student body, will be mandatory.
La Salle High School becomes only the second high school in the Ohio to require mandatory drug testing for its students. The school will test students randomly and local 12's Larry Davis tells us how the school will do the testing.
La Salle will begin doing voluntary drug testing, the Principal says he has already been tested, and the program becomes mandatory next year with the testing of hair samples. The idea is to create a drug free environment and to prompt students to make the right decision.
La Salle is the first Cincinnati high school to implement this program and only the second in Ohio.
Once the program becomes mandatory next year students will be tested at random during the first semester. A third will then be re-tested. The first positive test will result in counseling but a second warrants expulsion.
La Salle principal, Thomas Luebbe, says the program will allow the school to say, with confidence, that it is drug free.
School officials say that they hope other schools in the area will follow La Salles lead and take the drug testing route.
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