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Lake Highland president discusses school's random drug-testing policy

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

An Orlando private school will randomly drug-test it seventh- through 12th-grade students starting in the fall.

Lake Highland Preparatory School students will be asked to donate hair at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year for testing by a private company.

Random drug tests also will be conducted throughout the year, according to a letter sent to parents. If a student tests positive, he or she will be retested in 100 days. If the student tests positive on the second test, he or she will be asked to withdraw from school.

An anonymous donor is paying for the first year of drug testing. After that, the school will consider charging a $39 fee to cover testing costs.

LHPS President Warren Hudson joined Good Day Orlando on Thursday to talk about his school's new drug testing policy.

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