Pubdate: Sat, 20 Jul 2002
Source: Arizona Daily Star (AZ)
Copyright: 2002 Pulitzer Publishing Co.
Author: Charles Crehore


Re: the June 28 article "School drug tests OK'd for activities."

Does anyone realize just how invasive drug testing is? To provide an 
accurate test, the person must be directly observed while providing the sample.

Otherwise, it is possible to adulterate it.

This means forcing high school kids to expose themselves to adults on a 
regular basis.

I am an inmate in a federal prison, and I find it extremely humiliating and 

I can't imagine what it would be like for a high-schooler. High school is 
not the easiest time in a kid's life to begin with.

With all the flap over pedophile priests, is this really what we ought to 
be doing - teaching kids to drop their pants and expose themselves anytime 
an adult with a plastic bottle orders them to?

Charles Crehore
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