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Davis County student felt accused after positive drug test

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 11, 2014 9:05 a.m.

    Like I said before, we are going down a slippery slope which could be dangerous.

  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    June 9, 2014 12:32 p.m.

    "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.

  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    June 9, 2014 12:27 p.m.

    ""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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 9, 2014 10:17 a.m.

    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.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 8, 2014 2:09 a.m.

    Anybody with Libertarian ideals should be concerned about "random drug testing" of anyone, especially in the public sector.

  • Stormwalker Cleveland , OH
    June 7, 2014 9:44 p.m.

    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.

  • Laura Ann Layton, UT
    June 7, 2014 9:42 p.m.

    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.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    June 7, 2014 4:59 p.m.

    Let them begin with random drug tests of the administration and board members. Lead by example.