Drug Testing In Public Schools

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The fourth admendament states that I have the right to be free from unwarranted searches and seizures, and this applies to school systems as well. It's pretty sad when a school suspects that all of it's students do drugs, and resorts to random drug tests. Student or not, every person is innocent until proven guilty. Not everyone is a drug abuser, and school districts shouldn't be able to assume so.

Jessica Czyziekiewics states," School should teach us about our rights, not how to abuse them."Many test can be failed. . Ibuprofen is a common pain reliever has caused false positives for marijuana use.Poppy seeds [Usually on breads] lead to false positives for opiates. Cold remedies and diet pills result in false positives for amphetamine use in one third of the test samples given to 40 of the countries leading laboratories.

Drug testing violates the individual's rights to privacy, and that is that.

I ask you this. What is the point of drug testing?everyone knows that drug use is America's biggest problem: it costs billions of dollars a year in lost productivity.' Or does it? As I read through many articles, I found alot of information on this subject. Drugs do not pose a great threat to our highschool as people make it out to be.Currently legal drugs cause more problems than illicit drugs. I'm sorry, but I for one have not heard of anyone dying for somking some weed once in awhile, but you hear of thousands dying each day from smoking a cigarette.

No test is completely free from error. What happens when a perfectly innocent student is tested and comes up postitive. This could wreck thier whole life. Getting tested positive wouldn't look too good on collage. You do not have to be a drug...