As many Texans get ready for the first day of school next month one school district will have students take random drug testing in order to participate in extracurricular activities including sports.

According to ABC 13, Bushland Independent School District Superintendent Chris Wigington sent home a letter to parents of the school boards decision which will apply to students in grades 7th - 12th.

It gives [students] the opportunity to say NO to peer pressure and say, 'I'm not going to do that because I want to participate.

He also added that participating in extracurricular activities are a privilege not a right.

Students will be tested at the beginning of the school year and some of the testing will include the use of alcohol and numerous illegal drugs.

These random testing will take place as many as ten times during the school year.

Students who test positive will not only be allowed to take place in any school extra curricular activities, but also banned from school social events.

Wigington said the school district does not have a drug problem.  However, he wants to ensure a drug free environment.

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