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School draws complaints over blood-alcohol testing

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ West Warwick's School Committee chairman says more than a dozen callers complained about blood-alcohol tests at the school's homecoming dance.
The Providence Journal reports ( that Chairman James Williamson says he doesn't understand why the policy drew complaints because students attending high school dances have been subjected to the tests for several years.
Williamson said calls started Monday morning and he received more than a dozen by 11 a.m. It was not clear whether students, their parents or others complained.
About 450 students attended this year's homecoming dance Saturday night, which was in a tent outside the school. Williamson says perhaps one of every five students was tested rather than everyone because organizers wanted students to get under the tent quickly and out of the rain.




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