Drug Searches Becoming Routine at Many Metro School Districts

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Drugs are often a fact of life for metro school districts, and drug searches are a lot more common than many parents realize. Full Story
ottawaguy

Topeka, KS

#1 May 1, 2010
Sounds good in theory- but there is some irony in the 'no child left behind' idea.
The teachers' union is opposed to drug testing of its members, this contract then extends throughout the district. No school employees (like Congress) are subject to drug tests. These students realize this double standard exists and yet we expect them to not discriminate and respect the law? Just sayin'-
Independence MO

United States

#2 May 1, 2010
Thatís funny that Ottawa guy should say that because having just graduated from the independence school district I had no knowledge of this double standard and have never heard anyone make that argument. It's interesting but even if this Double Standard exists I still have no problems with what they do. Yea it might seem unfair but the fact is students are told early on in their school careers that their stuff is subject to search. I remember being told as early as 5th grade. So anyone who is caught with drugs on school property to put it bluntly, are pretty stupid. And most of the students caught with drugs on obviously aren't there to learn. Their using school as an opportunity to deal drugs among other things. And being a student I feel its unfair to those of us who were there trying to make something of ourselves. These Kids are wasting teachers time and need to be caught so law enforcement and school officials can stop the spread of drugs in school and get these kids the help that they need.
Phillay

Overland Park, KS

#3 May 1, 2010
"So whatever you take into school, whatever you take into your place of business, it's subject to search by the officials who are there."

Yet if an official in Arizona decides to verify a person's legal status due to suspicion, it's called discrimination. Apparently, legal documentation is not subject to search.

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