Drug Testing Could Have Saved Teacher’s Life, Mom Says

Random drug testing being the norm in school districts is a touchy subject among teachers.

The mother of a Bangor, Northampton Co., teacher who died from a heroin overdose said district-mandated drug testing could have saved her daughter’s life.

Officials from the Bangor Area School District did not get back to 69 News, but a former school board member, Ron Angle, said all teachers need to be tested for drugs.

It’s done in many industries when you’re dealing with touchy situations,” said Angle, “Well, I don’t know what’s a more touchier situation to people than their children.”