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Latest round of steroids tests yields 1 positive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The latest round of Texas high school steroids tests caught just one student taking performance enhancing drugs.

The University Interscholastic League on Thursday announced results of tests conducted last fall. Out of 2,083 tests at 135 schools, one student tested positive for steroids.

Athletes are chosen at random, and the UIL said one student failed to show up for a test. The most tested sports were football for boys and soccer for girls.

State lawmakers are debating whether to continue the 4-year-old program that has been cut back in recent years because of budget problems.

Texas has conducted more than 50,000 tests with less than 30 confirmed cases of steroid use.

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