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This is a Catholic high school in Ohio, announced this week that it will begin conducting random drug tests in January, in order to assist in the enforcement of the new policy, the prohibition of illicit drugs, and nicotine.
The administrators of the Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, 30 miles north of Cincinnati, sent a letter home to parents Tuesday to inform them of the “aggressive” initiative, aimed at shielding the students, who have a feeling of “being pressured into experimenting with drugs.
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“All of the students are not in a position to make mistakes, and it’s our job to make sure that the students are there to learn, to grow and to go through the process with the support and guidance of their families, and the leadership of the school,” the letter said.
The move has led to a debate about the rights of the participating schools, whether public or private, for the conduct of drug testing on students.
Under the new policy, all students will be subject to random testing at least once a year, in order to maintain their registration status.
“There is no limit to the number of times that a student is not capable of being tested,” the administrators said.
The letter went on to say, “the icipation of Badin high School is not a right but a privilege and that students and parents/carers in order to act in a manner that supports the health, safety, security and well-being of all students.”
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The school will make use of a third-party testing for “controlled substances, alcohol, nicotine, or any other unsafe materials/accessories, and school property or a school-related activity. They will also have the use of drug sniffing dogs to further ensure a drug-free environment.”
The school has provided a number of guidelines, in the event that a student has a positive test, a first offense will result in a family report and the report of a five-day suspension and a third offense will result in disqualification from the competition.
If students are found to be selling by the name of contraband, and the administration said that the police would be notified.
The new policy also aims at increasing the use of “vaping products” are among them.
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“Vaping products are not allowed on the school grounds and are to be considered as a violation of the policy. Due to the increase in the use of vapor products in and the toes of people all over the country, we will make our policies clear so that students and parents understand the consequences of having or using a vapor product is at a school, on school property or at a school-related function, event,” the officials said.
Any refusal to participate in mandatory testing will be considered to have a positive outcome.