Officials say three Enid student-athletes test positive for marijuana use

Thursday, October 6th 2005, 6:23 am
By: News On 6

ENID, Okla. (AP) -- Enid school officials say three high school student-athletes have tested positive for marijuana use.

The final results were submitted Wednesday to Enid Public Schools Superintendent Kem Keithly, who is expected to report results to the school board during a board meeting.

Spokeswoman Amber Fitzgerald says the students who tested positive agreed to substance abuse counseling, which can reduce the number of school days students are suspended from participation in scheduled games.

Students can be suspended from activities for up to 88 days for a third offense.

Baseline testing included 1,099 8th- through 12th-grade students who participate in activities governed by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

The new drug testing policy governs tobacco, alcohol, illegal and performance-enhancing drug use by students participating in extracurricular activities.