Random Drug Testing To Take Place County Wide In Pitt County High Schools

The Pitt County School Board made a final vote Monday night on adopting their own county-wide optional drug-testing program to keep student-athletes on top of their game.

The board wasted no time Monday night in a unanimous decision to pass a county wide optional student athlete drug-testing program.

The policy would allow every school in Pitt County the option to randomly drug-test student-athletes. The only stipulation is they would have to do at least one drug test per sport, in each school.

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A policy to make sure students athletes aren't doing drugs could expand to more schools soon.

The Pitt County School Board is expected to vote Monday on a drug testing policy. It would expand the program started at D.H. Conley in 2008, giving all schools the option of running random drug tests.

The policy requires each student and a parent to sign a written consent form before they can participate in a sport. A minimum of one drug test must be administered for each sport. The principal may order additional random tests.

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