Pubdate: Fri, 22 Mar 2002
Source: Christian Science Monitor (US)
Copyright: 2002 The Christian Science Publishing Society
Author: Justin Weitz
Bookmark: (Drug Testing)


Regarding "School drug testing faces test in court," (March 19): As a high 
school student, I can understand that administrator's wish to keep schools 
drug-free - this is certainly their responsibility. However, invading 
students' privacy by drug testing those who participate in school 
activities will not discourage drug use. These invasions foment 
anti-administration sentiment among students, and will only discourage them 
from participating in extracurricular activities.

In this age of rocky relations between students and faculty, the last thing 
high schools need is for students to cast a distrustful eye toward 
administrations. Invading the privacy of students, most of whom do not use 
drugs, is an unnecessary and unjust act.

Justin Weitz,
Englewood, N.J.
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