Suburban Chicago School Starts Testing Students for Underage Drinking

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (WIFR) -- A suburban Chicago high school started testing students to find out if they've been drinking alcohol.

St. Viator's High School in Arlington Heights became the first in the Chicago area, and possibly the state, to check students for underage drinking. The school started screening kids for drugs in 2007 and now each week, 10 to 20 students will be picked at random to give hair samples which can determine if they've been drinking in the last three months.

Students who test positive will have to meet with school officials and their parents, and take a second test in 90 days. A second failed test would lead to disciplinary action.


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