Monday, May 12, 2003

"School drug tests overstep privacy bounds"

In this commentary, the Virginian-Pilot expresses the view that Virginia schools should not use the new law which takes effect July 1 to test students for drugs, opining that "[t]reating all students as potential law-breakers may do as much to foster contempt and evasion as it does to contain illegal drugs."

The statute is Acts of Assembly, c. 899, located here. The U.S. Supreme Court approved student drug testing last year in Board of Education of Independent School District 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls.

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