Brookstone School in Columbus, Georgia, has announced that they will begin drug-testing students next school year.
Students in grades 8-12 will be subject to the drug tests, which will be voluntary next year and mandatory in following years.
“The goals of this policy are proactive and preventive with the sole focus being the student’s health and well-being,” Brookstone’s news release says. “The enhancement calls for students to receive additional education on drug use while providing a reason to say no in a safe and supportive environment. There is a national drug crisis impacting all communities and all schools. Brookstone is committed to responding to this national health issue and being fully engaged in proactively making a positive difference in the lives of its students.”