Stricter Drug Policy At Schools

One East Texas school district will soon be taking a much stricter stand on drug testing. Hallsville Independent School District Trustees voted unanimously to expand drug testing to all extracurricular activities for high school and middle school students.

When school begins in the fall, every middle school and high school student from FFA to marching band to sports will be screened for drug use. Each student will be tested at the beginning of the school year followed by random testing each week.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.