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Early drug tests result in no true positives

 

October 25, 2016



The school district’s new drug testing program is under way at Sweet Home High School, not without a few glitches.

School officials initially believed a handful of athletes had tested positive for drug use over the past month, but after researching further, officials learned that they had misinterpreted the results, and no students have tested positive for drug use at this point.

Supt. Tom Yahraes reported the information to the School Board Oct. 10

“We didn’t educate ourselves well enough to the variances in the tests,” Yahraes told The New Era.

Athletic Director Steve Brown s...



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