2/26/15 – 5:29 A.M.
Residents in the Columbus Grove school district learned more about a possible drug testing policy at a Wednesday night meeting. The Lima News reports a public forum on the issue was held, and around 70 people were in attendance.
Great Lakes Biomedical President Kyle Prueter was part of the panel, and told those on hand the proposed policy isn’t about catching children. Prueter said the random drug screenings are a deterrent that help children avoid doing drugs in the first place. Great Lakes Biomedical will conduct the tests if the school board approves the policy.
If the policy is implemented, penalties could only be enforced against kids in extracurricular activities. State law does not allow for academic penalties.
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