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  1. #1
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    Random drug testing in high school

    First, this became a big issue here in WI when 4 kids in Oconomowoc recently passed away due to overdose on Heroin. The school board is proposing this:

    7th-12th grade could be subjected to random drug testing if they:

    1. Participate in athletics
    2. Participate in any school club/organization
    3. Purchased and use a school parking pass

    Here is the link about the story: http://www.wisn.com/news/oconomowoc-...sting/28256422

    Would you be in favor or against this proposed idea, and why/why not?

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    Against. Public schools shouldn't be allowed to police what children do outside of school hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giants73756 View Post
    Against. Public schools shouldn't be allowed to police what children do outside of school hours.

    Agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by giants73756 View Post
    Against. Public schools shouldn't be allowed to police what children do outside of school hours.
    /thread

    There would be 5 kids driving to school or playing sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    /thread

    There would be 5 kids driving to school or playing sports.
    Isn't that the point? Kids should not be doing drugs. If drug testing can save ONE life in this school district, isn't it worth it? Isn't it illegal to have drugs period?

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    You can cover them in bubble wrap, stick a camera on them, and make all their decisions for them. That would save lives but at some point you have to draw a line. People deserve privacy. We don't need government piss tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerbang View Post
    You can cover them in bubble wrap, stick a camera on them, and make all their decisions for them. That would save lives but at some point you have to draw a line. People deserve privacy. We don't need government piss tests.
    But this is Obummers America

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    This is not cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giants73756 View Post
    Against. Public schools shouldn't be allowed to police what children do outside of school hours.
    What about plans for a school shooting?
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    Random drug testing in high school

    Yeah that will never happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCrew5 View Post
    Isn't that the point? Kids should not be doing drugs. If drug testing can save ONE life in this school district, isn't it worth it? Isn't it illegal to have drugs period?
    Oh boy....

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    I wouldn't mind, especially for sports and clubs. Those are privileges, and way too many high school kids drink and do drugs.

    Arguing that they shouldn't care what students do outside of school is a bogus argument. Employers drug test. They can and will fire you if you break the law and they find out about it. Why should minors be exempt? School should be a safe, productive learning environment. People don't need to show up high or drunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    But this is Obummers America
    Congrats on bringing up Obama when this thread has nothing to do with him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lincecum=future View Post
    Yeah that will never happen
    It's already happening across a lot of schools lately. I think like 20% of all high schools have some sort of random drug testing and the Supreme court has already ruled on similar cases saying that potentially saving a kids life is more important than privacy issues.

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    I would support it depending on the drugs being tested for. If you're testing for cocaine, meth, things of that nature, drugs that are legitimately dangerous, then yea, test away. Public school is a public service, and I don't think that asking those who benefit from it not to break the law is that big of a deal. It's an easy way to reduce drug usage in teenagers, I don't think it's a bad idea.
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