A CASTLEMAINE principal has been counselled after his school breath tested students during end of year events.
The Department of Education and Training has confirmed speaking to Castlemaine Secondary College's principal after year 12 students were tested for alcohol consumption.
Breath tests contravene the department's policies, a spokesperson said in a statement.
"Regional staff have counselled the principal of Castlemaine Secondary College and instructed him to comply with current policy and work with regional staff on more effective ways to support student health and wellbeing in partnership with families," they said.
Melbourne newspaper The Age today reported there were concerns from some parents of students at the school following the breath tests.
The department spokesperson said celebrations at the school had been modified this year to include COVID-safe measures, including holding events outdoors, limiting celebrations to students, mandating face masks and social distancing.
The school was not available for comment on Monday evening.
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