Updated: Sunday, 11 Oct 2009, 4:04 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 10 Oct 2009, 12:35 PM EDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Students in the town of Foxborough are taking a test and it is not your average exam.
The Foxborough School Board has informally agreed to allow breathalyzer tests during the school day at Foxborough High School.
During regular school hours and after school events teachers and administrators will test students suspected of drinking. Any student scoring over .02 will be suspended for five days.
22News asked local students if their peers would push back on this policy if enforced in Springfield schools.
"It wouldn't bother me because I don't really drink. If you don't do it, why should you have a problem taking a breathalyzer test, " Jahson Holett said.
In 2005, Monson High School received criticism when they first started enforcing breathalyzer tests on students at school dances and social events.
Monson joined several school districts checking for alcohol, including West Springfield, Hampden-Wilbraham, Longmeadow, Holyoke, Westfield, Agawam and Southwick-Tolland.
Parents and students that we spoke with in Springfield said the city would benefit from a policy like this one.
"For the few people that do drink, it would cut that down. It would definitely be a positive," Julian Roberts said.
Kyanna Samuels is a mother of three. She told 22News she would like to see this test enforced at local schools.
"If you want to curb drinking and drugs from your children it shouldn't be something that you should be worried about," Samuels said. "It would make you feel that things are being monitored."