Kilgore ISD to conduct student drug testing next school year

Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 at 2:32 PM CDT
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From the Kilgore Independent School District:

Kilgore Independent School District will be conducting random drug testing in the 2018-2019 school year.

According to KISD Superintendent Cara Cooke they do not have a drug problem running rampant in the halls; the district wants to be proactive.  She says since children have so many choices today the district wants to do everything it can to help kids make the correct decisions. The program, called KBAD, which stands for Kilgore Bulldogs Against Drugs, is all about a promise to stay clear of drugs and the Kilgore Police Department is helping to put it together. Cooke says she wants students to understand the consequences of making bad choices about drugs.

Exactly who will be getting a random drug test is still under discussion, but those in the program who remain drug free will be rewarded with things like a swim party at the Kilgore pool.

The full details of KBAD have not quite been worked out but will be by the start of the school year.

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