05 - 22 - 2012 Drug test on Midd-West students reveal 2 violators
(DI) The Midd-West School District has spent $1,500 this year to conduct drug tests on 134 students as part of a new policy that requires students in extracurricular activities to agree to random testing. Out of the 134 students selected for random drug testing, only 2 tested positive, according to school officials. Superintendent Wesley Knapp said the policy is worth the money. Knapp said the attorney fees for a single drug-related expulsion hearing could easily exceed what the district paid for the drug tests. The policy came under fire last week after a senior complained that school officials had threatened to keep her from attending the prom because they did not believe she had turned in the permission slip that would have included her in the drug-testing pool.