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To pee or not to pee
By Chris Elliott


September 21, 2009
Monday PM

I'm confused. Is the current drug testing policy, the one in place in the Ketchikan School District, unconstitutional? What about Acton v. Vernonia? Is it lawful to drug test students who participate in extracurricular activities? My suggestion or recommendation that parents and teachers work together on a plan for selective or suspicion-based drug testing was just that. Perhaps it wasn t as clear as it could have been, but I was envisioning a voluntary, confidential program. My whole point was that it should not be punitive. In addition, I would strongly disagree that the only information teachers have is gossip picked up in the hallways.

I am surprised that my suggestion resulted in such a vehement reaction (curb stomping Justices?). If the status quo is working for everyone, fine. If not, any suggestions?

Chris Elliott
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Apparently, I'm some kind of right-wing tyrant bent on depriving children of the rights."

Received September 18, 2009 - Published September 21, 2009

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