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Georgia school to drug-test with hair

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga (AP):

A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be voluntary next school year and then mandatory in succeeding years.

Brookstone plans to use students' hair samples which will be sent to private lab for testing.

The lab will test Brookstone students for 18 types of drugs. Alcohol isn't among them, but parents and guardians may request their child's test to include alcohol screening, the newspaper reported.