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Random Drug Testing
Random drug testing is an epidemic that the whole United States of America is facing as a nation. Now in order to get a job some companies make upcoming employees go for a drug test to check for any illegal drugs in that persons system. This is a major trend for most schools now and for a lot of business owners. For example north warren regional high school has a random drug testing policy at this very moment. 1995, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton that stated that schools do have a right to test athletes for the presence of drugs. The debate intensified in 2002, when the Supreme Court in Board of Education v. Earls narrowly ruled that it is lawful for schools to give random drug tests to students involved in other extracurricular activities, not only athletics. (Sutten, 1) Many many occasions have come up like this where a branch of government has questioned the boundaries of school systematic rights. As well as that the interference of a illegal drug or any drug on a young mind that is still growing and trying to develop. The other topic I would like to mention is that the drug testing abilities or the lack there of. Judge Earls narrowly ruled that it is lawful for schools to give random drug tests to students involved in other extracurricular activities, not only athletics. (Sutten,1) The policies in place only cover the athletes and the participants in the extracurricular activities. The policies do not cover the group which I think is most important to have covered. The people that don’t participate in the sports or the after school clubs but the people that stay “out of the radar” if you will. April 2002, police in Ontario, Canada showed up at a high school, without a warrant to search for drugs in students backpacks. When the backpacks were searched, drug-sniffing dogs did in fact find drugs. However, many people felt that the search was unjustified, mainly because...
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