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Raleigh Co. School Board to vote on random drug testing


BECKLEY, W. Va (WVVA)-- Tuesday evening, the Raleigh County School Board votes on whether or not to impose random drug testing on students.

An amendment to the drug policy could require secondary education students who play sports, participate in after-school activities, or drive to school to submit to random drug tests.

The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce supports the school board on the issue-- they say it's all about stopping drug use and abuse at an early age.

"One of the top goals of it is to give kids that are involved in sports, involved in driving, an opportunity to say no," said Victor Flanagan, Chair of the Chamber board. "When they are asked do they want to participate in drugs, do they want to use drugs, they can say, 'No I don't want to lose my privileges'."

IIf the resolution passes Tuesday, Raleigh County would be the first county in Southern West Virginia to adopt the program.


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