Nebraska Catholic School Plans Student Drug Tests

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Omaha, Neb.-- A Catholic high school in Omaha has plans to require random drug and alcohol testing for all students.

Creighton Preparatory School said Wednesday that the testing will begin in the 2014-2015 school year. The school already requires tests for performance-enhancing drugs on its student athletes.

Starting in August 2014, hair samples will be taken and tested for binge drinking, marijuana, PCPs, amphetamines, cocaine and opiates.

Students who test positive will be enrolled in an evaluation and support program with additional testing 90 days later. A second positive test will result in a review for disciplinary action. A student will be dismissed from school for a third positive test.

Public schools can require such tests only for students participating in extracurricular activities.

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