Some Oregon Middle Schools Testing Students for Drugs

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two schools districts in Oregon are among a growing number of districts nationwide using random drug tests in middle school.

The Scio School District, about 25 miles southwest of Salem, conducts about 200 tests each year with about 60 tests at Scio Middle School, The Register-Guard reported.

Superintendent Gary Tempel said a 2010 policy requires random drug and alcohol testing for seventh- through 12th-graders who participate in sports or potentially hazardous activities, such as driver's education, forestry club and Future Farmers of America.

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