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Old 04-02-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/ed...n/28sniff.html

they are gonna get randomly tested for drugs and alcohol (detects previous use, not whether you are drunk in school)

and they are also going to use drug sniffing dogs at the school

What do you think of this? I think it goes too far. Its a school not a prison
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:38 PM
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I think it is wonderful and the sooner the better. Children need to be saved from drugs.

I understand your concerns about individual rights, but we cannot have drugs in school.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Minors don't get to have rights. TEST 'EM!

-Marc
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Minors don't get to have rights. TEST 'EM!

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I have mixed feelings about this......but it seems to go too far........if the system is going to work it has to be equal rights for everyone......not just those in authority ? While drugs in school should not be tolerated you can't teach much by saying do as I say not as I do ? I wonder how many of the teachers would test positive for some form of drugs.....or be sniffed out by the drug sniffing dogs ?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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If I was a parent of someone in the school, I would pull my son/daughter out immediately and file suit.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Minors don't get to have rights. TEST 'EM!

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I was 18 for 90% of my senior year in HS.

I dont have too much of a problem with the drug dogs at school. They shouldnt be in the school.

But drug testing students randomly is too far. And its not even just drugs its alcohol they are testing for now too. Parents can go buy a drug test from Walgreens if they want to drug test their kids
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i have nothing against it but i agree with Flyers Fan that teachers/coaches should also be tested. my husband grew up in livingston and he always said that drugs were a problem in high school and it mostly happened off school property at the homes of kids who parents went away for vacation.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:14 AM
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Location: Bergen County
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If I was a parent of someone in the school, I would pull my son/daughter out immediately and file suit.
I agree. I would not tolerate that. It's going too far. These random searches are not going to stop anyone from drinking or doing drugs.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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Doesn't seem right to me, but I don't know what's been going on there to provoke this new policy. I'm sure that many parents are lawyers who would object vociferously if this were a crazy idea.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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When I was in school in W. Caldwell in the late 60's they had the police check our lockers monthly. This has been going much longer then people know.
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