Michigan High School To Start Random Drug Testing For Athletes
High school athletes in a school in southwestern Michigan will now have to agree to random drug tests to play sports at the school. According to The Herald-Palladium newspaper, officials at Watervliet High School announced the new policy earlier this week.
The Superintendent, Kevin Schooley, said participation in sports is a “privilege” dependent on athletes meeting a code of conduct. Testing consent forms will have to be signed for students in grades 9-12 to participate in sports at the high school. Also, in addition to random testing, athletes will be tested if there is “reasonable suspicion” of drug or alcohol use.
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