SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Students in the town of Foxborough are taking a test and it isnot your average exam.
The Foxborough School Board has informally agreed to allowbreathalyzer tests during the school day at Foxborough HighSchool.
During regular school hours and after school events teachers andadministrators will test students suspected of drinking. Anystudent scoring over .02 will be suspended for five days.
22News asked local students if their peers would push back onthis policy if enforced in Springfield schools.
"It wouldn't bother me because I don't really drink. Ifyou don't do it, why should you have a problem taking abreathalyzer test, " Jahson Holett said.
In 2005, Monson High School received criticism when they firststarted enforcing breathalyzer tests on students at school dancesand 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 thecity would benefit from a policy like this one.
"For the few people that do drink, it would cut that down. Itwould definitely be a positive," Julian Roberts said.
Kyanna Samuels is a mother of three. She told 22News shewould like to see this test enforced at local schools.
"If you want to curb drinking and drugs from your children itshouldn't be something that you should be worried about," Samuelssaid. "It would make you feel that things are beingmonitored."