Indiana lawmaker calls for random drug tests for high school athletes
According to WANE in Indianapolis, an Indiana state lawmaker has introduced a measure calling on random drug tests for high school athletes.
Republican state Sen. Jean Leising wants to send a strong message to students across the state: “If you want to play on your school’s athletic team, you have to be willing to take a drug test.”
The Republican from Oldenburg said she has heard parents share instances of student-athletes doing drugs.
“I think this would be a deterrent for those kids to be engaged in any kind of drug activities, because if they realized they were subject to drug testing, and they are that star athlete or that prize cheerleader, they’re going to be reluctant to participate in illegal drugs,” Leising said.