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(WBIR - MARYVILLE) Maryville city school officials are proposing changes to their drug testing policy.

Right now, students are only tested if there is reasonable suspicion that they've done drugs, according to Sharon Anglim, a school spokesperson.

Officials have now proposed changing the policy so that any student involved in sports or other extracurricular activities can be tested at random.
           
They say the proposed change is in response to students' attitudes. They fear that the legalization of marijuana in other states is causing kids to be more accepting of drugs.

The Board of Education will hear a first reading on the proposal Monday night.


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