June 1, 1997 in Nation/World

Puerto Rico May Drug-Test Teachers

Associated Press

More than 100,000 public school teachers and other state workers would be subject to mandatory drug testing under a bill approved by the Senate of this U.S. commonwealth.

“Security-related and sensitive government employees” from ambulance drivers to park rangers would be covered by the bill, passed by the Senate on Friday, The San Juan Star reported Saturday.

Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives already has approved a tougher measure that would require all government employees - about 200,000 workers - to undergo drug tests.

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