Elmbrook School District considers breathalyzer tests

CREATED Jul 31, 2013

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BROOKFIELD - The Elmbrook School District is considering the idea of breathalyzer tests for suspected drunk students.

The new proposal was introduced during Tuesday night's school board meeting.

Under the proposal, a student suspected of drinking would be asked to take a breathalyzer test.

If even a trace of alcohol is detected, the student would be dismissed from the event, and his or her parents would be called to pick them up .

"Getting in a car a driving is the last thing we want to happen," said Becky Berger.

The parent of two high school students she is all on board with the idea.

"It's no good all around, but for the safety of the kids, i think its a good idea," said that parent.

Ryan stefaniak questions on how the policy would be enforced.

"I feel like they can profile kids, target sketchy kids," said Stefaniak.

What is still unknown is who would administer the breathalizer and where the funds to pay for the equipment would come from.

The proposal was sent back to a committee for review. The full board could vote on the plan at its next meeting in August.