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Free Drug Test Kits

Nora Runnion, who cares for her two grandchildren, says she will definitely pick up a kit. Nora Runnion, who cares for her two grandchildren, says she will definitely pick up a kit.
"It gives the student an excuse to say no to drugs and alcohol, in case their parents might actually have them use the drug kit," says Teresa Kennedy, the AISD Prevention Specialist. "It gives the student an excuse to say no to drugs and alcohol, in case their parents might actually have them use the drug kit," says Teresa Kennedy, the AISD Prevention Specialist.

Meth, marijuana and cocaine. In a matter of minutes you can find out if your child is using them. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg has more on how you can find out for sure.

Free drug testing kits just like this one are exactly what parents need, to know if their kids are doing drugs. Parents we spoke with only wish they were available sooner.

"I am a parent of a drug person, and the only way I knew was because of her highs and lows, what I heard, but if I had something like this I may have caught it sooner," says Nora Runnion.

Runnion, who cares for her two grandchildren, says she will definitely pick up a kit. The Amarillo Independent School District is offering them to parents so even if they're never used, it's a drug deterrent.

"It gives the student an excuse to say no to drugs and alcohol, in case their parents might actually have them use the drug kit," says Teresa Kennedy, the AISD Prevention Specialist.

This is how the kit works. Parents need a urine sample from their child in a cup. Once they dip this drug tester in it, they can see positive or negative results for the various drugs. Sonya Mendoza's daughter Chansity may only be in the third grade. Still Mendoza plans to pick up a kit, and start now to teach her daughter not to use drugs.

"That way she knows what's out there and what to stay away from. It's a great idea, because I know from experience growing up, kids can manipulate their parents," says Mendoza. 

There is a limited supply of the kits at each high school, but you can also order them online.

Just log onto one of these three websites:

 www.uritox.comwww.homedrugtestingkits.com or www.usscreeningsource.com

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