High school announces mandatory drug testing for all students

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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – A Catholic high school in Butler County, Ohio will begin drug testing students in 2020 as part of a new health and wellness initiative. Badin High School is in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

According to FOX 19, the students were told about the policy in a school assembly this week. The school says a critical component of student success is to remain drug-free.

“Given the great pressures our students face, now is the time to take an even more aggressive stance against the threat of drug use,” a statement says on the school’s website.

According to FOX 19, every student will be tested at least once a year.

If a student tests positive, the policy requires their parents be notified, and the student evaluated by a professional before being tested again within 90 days.

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