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Tennessee legislature approves random drug tests for school students

June 9th, 2010 12:44 pm by staff report

NASHVILLE -- Students who participate in extracurricular activities may be subject to random drug testing beginning July 1 under legislation the House approved Tuesday and sent to Gov. Phil Bredesen for his signature.

The bill -- approved 79-12 in the House and 27-0 in the Senate on Friday -- would change current law, which allows drug testing only if school officials have probable cause to believe a student is using drugs.

According to the legislation, school districts would set their own drug-testing policies or decide whether they even want to participate in the program.

Read the full story on the Memphis Commercial Appeal Web site.

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