Pubdate: Sat, 08 Feb 2003
Source: Abilene Reporter-News (TX)
Copyright: 2003 Abilene Reporter-News
Author: Tricia Tidwell


I agree with Jim Parker that mandatory drug testing is an invasion of

I am not in compliance with those trying to "monitor" the children at
Hawley ISD. It is the parents' obligation to decide what to do about
these problematic disputes. Parents are responsible for the actions of
their children. With the administration grasping control of the whole
operation, it is a slap in the face to parents. Let the mother and
father do what is imperative and be parents.

I am glad the school is taking part in wanting to put a stop to drugs;
however, I am a firm believer in discipline by parents.

Since our parents raised us, if a problem is occurring, parents should
deal with it. Any other way is morally wrong.


Editor's Note: These letters were submitted by
students in Melanie Ragland's journalism class at
Hawley High School in response to Jim Parker's Jan. 24
letter to the editor, "Hawley drug testing invasion of privacy."
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