Like I said before, we are going down a slippery slope which could be dangerous.
"With drugs becoming more and more of a problem, I see nothing wrong with
random testing, especially as the young lady gave them permission. Life is
sometimes just not fair. It appears that they are trying to fix the problem. She
needs to let it go." -- Laura Ann.When a similar situation
occurs with your child, will you be so willing to just "Let it go"?Furthermore students participating in extra-curricular activities are
required to undergo random DT in order to participate.
""That’s the protocol that we should follow," he said,
"and if we don’t follow it, then we’ve made an error."Robison acknowledged there was an incident when the policy was not
followed, which resulted in some frustration on the part of a student and their
parents.He said district officials implemented a number of changes
as a result of that incident and have continued to seek feedback from school
administrators throughout the year."That was a big learning
experience," Robison said. "We realized that we handled it
poorly."Accountability? School officials failed to follow
district procedure, at the expense of a student's reputation and HS sports
experience. Once again public officials are allowed to sweep away the results
of their mistakes.
Are you really sure it was a false positive? I'm just saying...Having worked for a manufacturer of drug tests in the past, I can tell you
that when a test is failed, it is far more likely that the person is actually
taking banned drugs than a mistake was made. Remember all those years when the
Tour de France guys failed drug tests and claimed they had eaten tainted meat or
taken an OTC nasal decongestant that caused them to fail? Well, it turns out
they were actually doping.
Anybody with Libertarian ideals should be concerned about "random drug
testing" of anyone, especially in the public sector.
Random drug tests are just as evil and wrong as the police randomly showing up
at your house and coming in to see if you've violated any laws.
With drugs becoming more and more of a problem, I see nothing wrong with random
testing, especially as the young lady gave them permission. Life is sometimes
just not fair. It appears that they are trying to fix the problem. She needs to
let it go.
Let them begin with random drug tests of the administration and board members.
Lead by example.