WNC schools tie parking on campus to random drug tests

(Asheville Citizen-Times) Jackson County high school students who want to drive to school and park on campus this year had to agree to submit their name for random drug testing. The school system expanded an existing drug testing policy to include not just athletes but students who participate in some extracurricular activities as well as those who drive and park on school campuses. “That does not mean every kid will get tested, but their name could be added into the testing pool,” said Superintendent Michael Murray. The Jackson County policy is similar to the one used by Haywood County Schools, which has been randomly drug testing its high school students for at least a dozen years.

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