Teaching to the drug test

A second-grade teacher at an elementary school in Florida who’s been registered as a medical-marijuana user for more than a year is facing charges of violating the district’s drug-free workplace policy and fired after a test showed the drug in her system.

“I wasn’t doing anything wrong in my mind,” she told an Orlando news station. “I had a prescription for it just like every other prescription from a doctor.”

But school district officials where she’s taught for four years saw it differently: “Any employee who tests positive to a controlled substance, as defined in our drug-free workplace policy,” they said in a statement, “is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.”


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