Indiana high school to start drug testing students

Some parade goers caught drug testing kits Sunday during the Krewe of Napoleon parade in Metairie. (Photo from WGNO viewer)

Some parade goers caught drug testing kits Sunday during the Krewe of Napoleon parade in Metairie. (Photo from WGNO viewer)

ZIONSVILLE, Indiana– A public high school in Indiana will start a random drug testing program.

The Zionsville school board has voted 3-2 in favor of the program.

The new policy requires any student who wishes to participate in sports, clubs or park on school property to consent to the random testing.

While some say this will prevent students from using drugs, others say it’s an invasion of privacy and will not work.

Most of the parents feel that something needs to be done to combat the drug problem and think this is the solution.

If a student fails a drug test, they must enter a drug counseling program at the parents cost.