POLL: Breathalyze Students at School Dances?
Manasquan School Board mulling the option for next year
The William S. Nixon Foundation has offered to provide the Manasquan school district with breathalyzers to use at school dances and other student events.
After some discussion at the School Board's Tuesday meeting regarding the legality and accuracy of using breathalyzers at student functions, Board President Michelle LaSala told members to sleep on the idea for the board's next meeting.
Board Attorney R. Armen McComber said there are several court cases challenging the accuracy of the use of breathalyzers. Training is also required to operate the equipment, he said.
Margaret Hom, the district's business administrator and board secretary, said the school district had run into administrative issues several years ago regarding the use of breathalyzers.
LaSala said the board should consider whether to use them next school year.
What say you? Should students be subjected to random breathalyzer tests upon entering school dances and/or other school functions?