ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS10) – Roanoke County school administrators say it’s a not a right, but a privilege to play. The Roanoke County School Board is researching and considering a random drug test policy for its student-athletes. Salem and Botetourt County schools already have a similar policy in place.
MARIETTA – Marietta city employees will be subject to drug and alcohol testing as part of the city’s new policy this year. Councilman Cindy Oxender, R-At large, expressed to city council Thursday that though as an elected official she is not required to also participate, as chairwoman of the Employee Relations Committee, she wanted to set the example by voluntarily participating in the urinalysis program Friday.
CHARLESTON, WV – Parents put a great deal of trust in the person behind the wheel when they load their kids on the bus and send them to school. Before a bus driver is hired in West Virginia they have to pass a drug and alcohol test and a background check.
DENVER (CBS4)– Bus drivers working for school districts are required to undergo testing for alcohol and drugs. But this week, one school bus driver crashed the bus she was driving and admitted to taking prescription drugs.
WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An air traffic controller in Westbury, Long Island has been charged with illegally carrying weapons and possessing crystal meth. Police arrested Breen Peck, 52, during a traffic stop in Wantagh at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say Peck confessed to carrying two loaded guns without a permit. They said they found the crystal meth in his pants pocket.
Over the last several years, Maryville City Schools has lost several former student athletes to drug overdoses. Most notably, Aaron Douglas, a freshman All-America at the University of Tennessee who died from an overdose at a house party in Fernandina Beach, Fla., in 2011.
The aircraft services firm that faces a proposed Federal Aviation Administration civil penalty for drug and alcohol testing violations has issued a statement saying it is working with the federal agency to understand the alleged violations and address them in a timely manner. Read More
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