School officials unsure of proposed drug test policy


CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming school officials and parents are discussing a proposed policy to drug test some high school students.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports parents and school officials had mixed reactions to the policy during a Wednesday meeting with the Natrona County School District Board's policy committee. The policy would affect students who participate in district activities.

School board member Debbie McCullar, who does not support the policy, says it's missing an educational component. Others who oppose the policy say it only targets the estimated 4,000 high school students who are participating in activities.

Proponents of the policy refer to a Supreme Court's ruling that states districts cannot test an entire student body.

School officials say even if the policy does not pass, student drug users should face some sort of repercussion.


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