BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Catch them in the act or get them to say no to drugs.
Calhoun County school officials are taking steps to keep campuses drug-free.
They plan to put students to the test.
Calhoun County Superintendent Mike Moore says district officials have thought about it for two years.
"We're not naive to think that we do not have a drug problem. I think in any district in the state there are problems. We don't have a problem that we know of and our hope is that we don't find one student that has a problem," Superintendent Mike Moore said.
Maybe there is not a problem, but one student says it happens.
"They don't give it their all on the field sometimes and it affects their physical abilities as well. You can just tell," Bruce High School student Elizabeth Hathorne said.
School board members plan to test ten students at all three high schools in Calhoun County two or three times a semester.
Students are chosen randomly by a drug-testing company, and it is completely anonymous.
Students that are subject to random drug testing are those who participate in extracurricular activities including football, baseball, basketball and even band, but it also applies to students who drive their cars to school.
"There are kids that don't agree with it. they say I can't believe that we are getting drug tested. This shouldn't be a rule. You just want to tell them well, you shouldn't be doing drugs," Bruce High School student Katherine Hathorne said.
"I think it's a little extreme, but at the same time if somebody is driving while they're doing drugs you would need to know. They would need to be stopped," Pittsboro resident Kayla Stewart said.
"I think it would be a great thing if they just tested all kids in general," Cassie Bryant said.
The superintendent says by law they cannot randomly test all students.
Under the new policy, a student who fails a drug test will be offered counseling and will be removed from their extracurricular activity for 30 days.
The second offense will mean removal for 60 days and the parents must attend counseling as well and pay for it.
A third offense results in a one-year suspension from activities and more counseling.
The student must test negative after each offense.