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Drug testing for students proposed in Lakewood Local Schools

HEBRON, OH (WCMH) – The Lakewood Local School District is proposing random drug tests for students in grades 7-12.

The proposed policy applies to students who have a parking permit and students who participate in extracurricular activities.

The school plans to test for alcohol, amphetamines, anabolic steroids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine metabolites, LSD, marijuana metabolites, methadone, MDMA (ecstasy), nicotine, opiates, phencyclidine, propoxyphene and synthetic drugs.

The following activities will be subjected to drug testing if the plan is adopted:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Drum Major
  • Fall Play
  • Flag Corp
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Junior Class Officers
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Robotics
  • Senior Class Officers
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spring musical
  • Student Council
  • Student drivers required to have a permit

A failed drug test could result in restrictions from extracurricular activities, chemical substance abuse counseling, and revocation of parking privileges.

The district says no student will be penalized academically for testing positive for banned substances. The results of drug tests will not be documented in any student’s academic record.

NBC4’s Shawn Lanier has more on this story coming up on NBC4 at 5pm.


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