Drug Testing StudentsPosted: 1 February 2013
Since the days my daughter was in high school there has been schemes upon schemes by well meaning school officials to curb drug use by our students……..and it seems nothing has changed…….back in my daughter’s school days I thought that this was an invasion of her privacy and did not support it…….and now I see that Missouri have renewed this plan…….
(Newser) – One Kansas City high school is taking the war on drugs to the next level. Beginning this fall, Rockhurst High School will require students to submit their hair for random drug tests, reports KSHB. In a somewhat bizarre-sounding process, a staff member who happens to be a barber will cut about 60 strands from randomly selected students’ heads or bodies. (KSHB helpfully clarifies that hair in private areas will not be touched.) The Jesuit institution will then test for everything from cocaine and PCP to pot and signs of binge drinking; the test is said to be able to identify consumption in the last 90 days.
Positive tests will result in the student’s guidance counselor bringing in the parents and student for a discussion, to “get him help if necessary,” says Rockhurst’s principal. The school administration will not be informed of positive tests nor will universities find out. “Nothing prohibits it,” the legal director for the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri tells CBS News. “But it is a colossal waste of money.”
In my daughter’s case they were going to test her randomly without seeking permission from me…….well, that did not sit well with my rebel mind……immediately I started feeding her massive amounts of poppy seeds….dressings, muffins, etc………this went on for about 3 months until she was chosen for the test and it came back that she was abusing opiates……I got a call to show up in the principal’s office……I allowed the dude tell me all about the program, the tests and finally he got to the results of my daughter’s test results….he paused and I asked, “are you positive about the results?” He replied, “Yes, I am afraid so”…….I waited a long minute and looked at my daughter and said, “Can you believe how easy this was?” The principal looked puzzled and I told him that since he did not have my permission and that I did not want to sue instead I would make a sham of his moronic tests and explained what I had done and left with my daughter for a well deserved banana split. My closing statement was…..”do not ever touch my daughter again!”
I never had any more problems with the school or the principal.