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St. Viator High School starts random alcohol tests

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago Catholic high school has begun randomly testing students to see if they've consumed alcohol in the past three months.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports
the testing began this week at St. Viator High School.

Administrators say they plan to test about 10 to 20 students a week by taking about 60 strands of hair that will be tested by a lab in California.

The analysis will be able to show if a student consumed drugs or alcohol in the past 90 days and how much they ingested.

Students who fail the first test will have to meet with their parents and administrators and pay for another test in 90 days. A second failed test can lead to disciplinary action.

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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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