High school athletes begin drug tests as policy kicks in


September 20, 2016

Sweet Home High School began drug testing athletes last week as part of a new policy implemented this school year.

The School Board approved the new policy in May.

Athletic Director Steve Brown said the school tested 22 students on Sept. 14.

The school will test every athlete at the beginning of each season, Brown said. SHHS has about 200 athletes participating in the fall season, including dance, cheer, football, cross country, volleyball and soccer.

“We’ve started,” Brown said. “It’s just a matter of we’ve never done it before.”

That means the school staff who are cond...

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