Random drug testing considered for Wi...

Random drug testing considered for Windsor H.S. students

There are 23 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Apr 26, 2010, titled Random drug testing considered for Windsor H.S. students. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

Students in Windsor could soon be facing tests of a different kind. The school district there is considering the possibility of random drug testing for students involved in extracurricular activities like sports and clubs, and for those students with parking passes.

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freethought

Littleton, CO

#1 Apr 27, 2010
When I was in High School,(NPI) smoking pot was an extrcurricular activity.

Since: Mar 10

Aurora, CO

#2 Apr 27, 2010
i see big trouble from the aclu on this one....
Gamble

Aurora, CO

#3 Apr 27, 2010
drugs have no place in schools, i support this one, as long as its the parents that float the bill. just remember students don't have the same rights as adults, like freedom of speech, just look at the school paper and what they are aloud to print.

Since: Feb 10

Twin Lakes, CO

#4 Apr 27, 2010
I remember in High School, everyone knew who the heads were. You didn't have to test anyone, just follow the haze.
Drug Dealer

Longmont, CO

#5 Apr 27, 2010
They tried to do this when I was in High School (20yrs ago). It could not pass because it's falls into "right of privacy". Students have right's; what they do out of school is not the schools business.

I do not support this non-sense.
Gamble

Aurora, CO

#6 Apr 27, 2010
extra curricular school activity's have to follow the same set of rules, on or off school property. i smoke pot, i have sense 18, but i can not see the good in not having this. keep kids off drugs school is for learning, not getting high(that's what college is for)

the reason it dont make sense to you, is your only in it for the dollars, just going by your name.
Amanda Allen

Denver, CO

#7 Apr 27, 2010
Why is there an argument against this? The drugs they would be tested for are illegal in the first place, if they aren't doing them they don't have anything to worry about! If they are scared they won't be able to participate in sports or driving to school maybe they should think about the choices they are making and make better ones to begin with! We don't need a bunch of dopers representing our school. As far as "privacy" is concerned, you don't have the right to do illegal things when you are in high school or after. That right is taken away with the word "ILLEGAL".
Amanda Allen

Denver, CO

#8 Apr 27, 2010
Should random drug testing be taken away from the transportation department on a "privacy" issue??
Pendijo

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Apr 27, 2010
The Simple Solution is Faith.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
"Pendijo Super Christain" 2:08
cjrian

Denver, CO

#10 Apr 27, 2010
I'm against this.

Unreasonable infringement of Rights. It'd be one thing if testing were demanded of those reasonably suspected of drug use (and the parents or guardians are properly notified and present). But to randomly test overlooks the real issues, unfairly penalizing the innocent while bypassing the guilty.

Where to we see this same failed policy? The TSA, who checks everybody, leaving little resources to check potentially problematic passengers. PC run amok.
Gamble

Aurora, CO

#12 Apr 27, 2010
cjrian wrote:
I'm against this.
Unreasonable infringement of Rights. It'd be one thing if testing were demanded of those reasonably suspected of drug use (and the parents or guardians are properly notified and present). But to randomly test overlooks the real issues, unfairly penalizing the innocent while bypassing the guilty.
Where to we see this same failed policy? The TSA, who checks everybody, leaving little resources to check potentially problematic passengers. PC run amok.
and how many hijackings have we had sense 9/11?(from inside the US)
freethought

Littleton, CO

#13 Apr 27, 2010
Angel Wings wrote:
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You went to High School?
Boy you've been hitting the bowl for a long time?
This explains your strange comments and non-beliefs.
'Forgive him Lord for he knows not what he does'
:(
You went to High School? I guess you were absent the day they taught evolution. Or maybe you went to school in Texas, where they teach that all men came from Eve forcing Adam to eat the apple?

How's that virgin birth thing working for you?
Pendijo

Chesterfield, MO

#14 Apr 27, 2010
freethought wrote:
<quoted text>
You went to High School? I guess you were absent the day they taught evolution. Or maybe you went to school in Texas, where they teach that all men came from Eve forcing Adam to eat the apple?
How's that virgin birth thing working for you?
Use sin as it will use you; spare it not, for it will not spare you; it is your murderer, and the murderer of the world: use it, therefore, as a murderer should be used. Kill it before it kills you; and though it bring you to the grave, as it did your Head, it shall not be able to keep you there. "Pendijo Super Christain" 2:03
Realistically

Denver, CO

#15 Apr 27, 2010
Hey, if they feel there really is a need for this send directly to the parents home drug testing kits and let the parents decide what to do next and whose business it is if their kids test is positive. Who the heck elected the school board or some bitchyteacher to stigmatize these students for life with any test of bodily fluids? Keep your fuckinghands off of high school studentpiss!
freethought

Littleton, CO

#16 Apr 27, 2010
Some kids can give false positive if they live in a house where marijuana is smoked. You know, like legally for medicinal purposes. The risks of error are too high to give this any creedence.
Polaris

Longmont, CO

#17 Apr 27, 2010
If they pass it, kids with false positives can be punished even though they did nothing wrong. Great idea!! Then the kids on Ridalin(sp) can be punished for taking drugs they didn't want in the first place. I'm astounded by the school system's stupidity and THEY"RE trying to teach. HA!
urloco

Denver, CO

#18 Apr 27, 2010
I'm not a big mj proponent, but this is wrong. Not only as far as guilty until proven innocent, but holy cats, when I was teen in the 70's everybody knew who the potheads and dealers were! Why target kids who are doing good extracurriculars? Wat to drive them further away from healthy activities and peer groups.
Realistically

Denver, CO

#19 Apr 27, 2010
urloco wrote:
I'm not a big mj proponent, but this is wrong. Not only as far as guilty until proven innocent, but holy cats, when I was teen in the 70's everybody knew who the potheads and dealers were! Why target kids who are doing good extracurriculars? Wat to drive them further away from healthy activities and peer groups.
Not only that, but why target students who refuse the drug test at the insistence of their parents? Even the police are not allowed to drug test adults or children unless there is probable cause. Why are we teaching children to grow into adulthood thinking they have to put up with this type of nonsense?
Realistically

Denver, CO

#20 Apr 27, 2010
Gamble wrote:
drugs have no place in schools, i support this one, as long as its the parents that float the bill. just remember students don't have the same rights as adults, like freedom of speech, just look at the school paper and what they are aloud to print.
I don't want a generation of zombie do as their told children. Not to mention the elitists of the community pulling their kids out of this one and the rest being sold down the river. I am not impressed at all with this nonsense, especially at a time when Colorado is being criticized for having a poor education system even though our adult population is one of the most highly educated per capital populations in the country. Drug test the kids and blame them? Despicable!
Opinion from a WHS Kid

Windsor, CO

#21 Apr 28, 2010
This is a total waste of money: Last semester our school WHS told us that they couldn't even afford tissues and copy paper yet they spent donation money on a useless flatscreen t.v. for the commons.(That no one watches). Now our WHS technology department is in need of and has been in need of new equipment for the auditorium...and like always that request will probably be ignored. The money that should be spent on the school for the students will instead be spent on drug testing athletes. And FYI...majority of the students who do drugs do not participate in sports. Drug use is a matter that should be dealt with outside of the school, just check our academic records...drugs really haven't taken a major toll on us in that category if at all; so whats the reasoning for all of this? I hope it's a good one.

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