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Zionsville High School random student drug testing passes, 3-2

Posted at 6:26 AM, Nov 29, 2016

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Students at Zionsville High School can be randomly tested for drug use, the school board of trustees decided Monday night.

Parents and community members attended the meeting at the Education Services Center for a meeting that lasted nearly four hours.

Most of the 26 attendees were against the random student drug testing. 

Many parents who attended the meeting don't believe the random student testing works. 

"There's not a parental opt out in the policy and that, frankly, I believe subverts my rights as a parent," one father said.

The plan will cost the district $3,000-$5,000 per year, and will replace the district's "voluntary and suspicion-based testing" program that's already in place.

After hearing the parents' concerns, the board's president said she did not support the plan for random student drug testing.
 
But the measure passed anyway, in a 3-2 decision.
 
It isn't known when the plan will take effect.