Pubdate: Mon, 29 Jul 2002
Source: Racine Journal Times, The (WI)
Copyright: 2002, The Racine Journal Times
Author: Yvonne Williams
Bookmark: (Drug Testing)
Bookmark: (Youth)
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


In response to Mr. Lyons' letter of July 14 -- how true. Drug testing is 
very un-American. In Oklahoma, 500 students were drug tested, yielding 
three positive results. Was it really worth $12,500 (at $25 a student) to 
identify three pot-smoking teenagers? What about the other 497 students 
forced to perform one of the most personal acts under observation by 
strangers? Is this a positive experience for insecure adolescents? I think 
not. Mr. Lyons is right. This drug testing is ludicrous and very 
un-American and must be stopped.

Yvonne Williams, 2148 Mead St.
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