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LCISD cracking down on students who fail drug tests

LCISD Superintendent Pat Henderson LCISD Superintendent Pat Henderson

Lubbock-Cooper is looking to crack down on students who fail drug tests.

The school board met Thursday to make a final vote on increasing consequences for student who test positive on drug tests.

LCISD Superintendent Pat Henderson says right now, the rules for this are clear and the district uses what he calls a "three strikes and you're out" policy.

A first offense will result in exclusion of one week of extracurricular activities.

The second time, that bumps up to one year.

And on a third, the student will be indefinitely suspended from all on campus extracurricular activities.

By state law, school districts can only test students involved in extracurricular activities.

"There's a large segment of our student body that participates in extracurricular activities so we're covering a lot of ground." Henderson says.

This includes all athletics, theater, band, choir, NHS, student council, agriculture and all UIL-affiliated activities.

Henderson says the new consequences come mainly because of today's society.

"We think we should do everything we can to deter our students, and if not allowing them to participate in extracurricular activities is one of the deterrents we can put upon them, then we're gonna do that." Henderson says.

Henderson says students in extracurricular activities will be tested at least twice a year, once during the season and once at random.

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