Pubdate: Wed, 29 Aug 2001
Source: Kingsport Times-News (TN)
Copyright: 2001 Kingsport Publishing Corporation
Author: Dan Street
Bookmark: (Drug Testing)
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Re: "Drug Policy Mess'' Aug. 23, I too must express my concern about 
the drug testing policy recently adopted for athletes in Sullivan 
County Schools. As with any invasion of privacy, there is risk. 
Although some good may come from the policy, my concern is for those 
otherwise good and decent, productive youth who will get caught in 
this web due to youthful indiscretion.

The potential is there to permanently damage their future; this may 
outweigh what good may come from the policy.

We somehow feel righteous when the other person has the scarlet 
letter stamped on his chest, but it's quite a different story when 
it's one of our own, particularly when it's a child.

Dan Street

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