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Drug Testing at School

The Sound of Ideas
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:00am
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Starting next fall, students at St. Ignatius, St. Edward and Gilmour Academy will have to submit a lock of hair to test for drugs. School officials point to the heroin epidemic. They say the goal is to get students help, not to punish anyone. Some public schools already require certain students to get tested, like athletes. But critics wonder if mandatory drug tests are necessary or effective.


Jim Kubacki, President of St. Edward High School in Lakewood
Brother Robert Lavelle, Gilmour Academy Head of School
Shakyra E. Diaz, ACLU of Ohio Policy Director
Tom Stuber, President and CEO of Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services

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