An affluent school in the suburbs of Cincinnati is making a major game changing deal of how it will address drug abusers at it's campus. The catholic school has announced on it's website that it will start randomly selecting students to participate in a mandatory drug test. Students who test positive will have to take another test one hundred days after the positive test is taken, however after they take the second test if they fail at that point, they will no longer be allowed to be a Lancer at La Salle.
Principal Tom Luebbe has announced that he would like all students to live a drug free life. In his statement on the high school's website he wanted to let the public know in regarding to the school that he wants to end conflict of peer pressure, to stay committed to La Salle's drug-free policy, to intervene with any student who suffers some sort of drug abuse addiction so that they may continue to be amidst academic success, as well as to prevent drug use as much as possible.
La Salle also partnered with Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati to extend it's efforts to provide a safer school life for it's students. Mary Haag has provided a statement portraying the fact that with proper education and prevention on the matter, drug use can be prevented immensely.
Within the school's mission statement you can tell that the faculty takes great pride in it's students and wants the best for them. "In partnership with parents, we educate young men of all backgrounds, encouraging each student to reach his maximum potential: mind, body, and spirit." Engraved in the mission statement is La Salle's strong commitment on making sure it's students strive to be the best they possibly can be.
The test will include a multitude of test but rather than using a urine, or saliva test. They opted for a hair test, which will add more sustainability for testing the students, rather than having them put off from using the drugs for a few days and passing the test. The hair test is more accurate in drug testing. Parents are even able to pay an extra fee to allow alcohol testing.
This is not something to demoralize or point fingers at anyone, the school would like the best for all of it's students, which is something a lot of schools throughout the entire nation are doing.