Drug, alcohol tests at Grenada High

Staff Writer

The Grenada School District has set the record straight after a social media firestorm over drug and alcohol testing for students.

Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault said the Grenada School District has implemented a drug and alcohol testing policy that is designed to provide early detection.

“The only students tested will be those who have demonstrated a need for reasonable suspicion,” Daigneault said.

Over the past few days, social media has been fill of posts by parents who are against the plan or those who support it. Some have said the tests are only for students involved in extracurricular activities.

Daigneault said the testing is to reduce significantly or eradicate use, possession and influence of prohibited drugs, alcohol and other chemicals within the school environment.

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