Local Schools to Get New Breathalyzer Tests

WILMINGTON -- New Hanover County high schools will be getting new breathalyzer tests, giving school officials an additional tool with which to arm themselves.

Some schools in the county already had them, but a $2,600 grant will bring five new testing machines to the school district.

Ashley High School will be one of the schools that will soon carry the device. Parents and students have mixed reactions.

"It's shocking and sad," said parent Kelli Eckler. "You send kids to school to learn, you know. Not... for teachers to find out if you're doing drugs in school or drinking in school. It's a shame that they had to reach this point."

Reported by Kelli O'Hara