Most residents polled back school drug tests

March 07, 1996|By CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

The majority of Marylanders support mandatory random drug testing of high school students, according to a University of Maryland Research Center poll.

Of 1,002 people surveyed, 76 percent said all high school athletes should be tested for drugs, and 61 percent said all students should be tested. The poll was conducted between Oct. 30 and Dec. 31.

No schools in Maryland conduct random drug testing. The Supreme Court decided in June that schools can randomly test student athletes, but the constitutionality of randomly testing all students is unclear.

Pub Date: 3/07/96

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