This past year was the second year that some St. Michael’s High School students were selected for mandatory hair-sample drug testing. The program’s core intent is to protect students and discourage drug use, but with so many angles and layers that come with attacking an issue such as drug use, there are countless ways that testing can go wrong. Here are a few of my concerns:
u The testing infringes on privacy. The school oversteps its domain into after-school life. The personal choices students make on their own about their lives are removed. Yes, we should have the right to make mistakes.
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