The Randolph Board of Education recently issued a ruling that affirms the decision made by Randolph High School administrators to test several students for drug and alcohol use.
A number of adult residents of Randolph, NJ were angry after they found out that roughly 75 underage students at Randolph High School were forced to undergo drug/alcohol screenings. Administrators at Randolph High School ordered the drug and alcohol tests after a beer bottle was reportedly found in the bleachers during a football game.
The Randolph Township School District later investigated the situation and determined that school officials had a legal right to order the screenings because they had “reasonable suspicion” that the juveniles may have been illegally using drugs or alcohol. Moreover, since no student came forward to admit ownership of the beer bottle, school administrators believed that they needed to test everyone.
The tests reportedly resulted in five high school students testing positive for alcohol use. Officials have not indicated whether any of the students have been charged with a juvenile offense for underage possession of alcohol.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Dozens of Students Rightfully Tested for Drugs, Alcohol, Officials Say.”