Colorado Springs school district mulls random drug tests
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” A Colorado Springs school district is considering random drug tests of high school students in district extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs and musical groups.
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 officials began considering random drug testing in January after Colorado Springs police said in December that they found a “significant” number of Cheyenne Mountain High School students were using heroin.
The testing proposal had its first reading May 20.
Superintendent Walt Cooper says he wants a lot of feedback from the community before deciding whether random testing is right for the district.
A handful of other Colorado school districts also have random drug test policies.
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