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Northland Pines High School students pass random drug testSubmitted: 01/27/2017
Story By Allie Herrera

Northland Pines High School students pass random drug test
EAGLE RIVER - Northland Pines High School wants to be proactive about drug and alcohol abuse when it comes to students.

It began testing random students this school year.


District Administrator Dr. Mike Richie says about 60 students signed up for random drug testing with their parents' permission.

Only six of those students were tested last December and all passed.

"It's a great deterrent. If kids are at a party or out and about over the weekend and something shows up that shouldn't, they can say, 'Hey, I'm not participating because I did sign up to be drug tested and I could be selected and I just don't want to go there,'" said Richie.

The tests were administered through an outside company. It tested for drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol.

"We don't want a set schedule. We want this truly to be random, so we're not going to say 'Every month, every week, every quarter, on a Friday'. We're going to be all over the board with that," said Richie.

Next year, the drug policy will include seventh through twelfth graders, instead of just high school students.

Parents can add or remove their child from the drug testing list at any time. Once a student is signed up, the permission form is good for their entire high school career.


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