High School Drug Testing: Bad Idea. Court Cases. In 1995 an Oregon court ruled that schools could test entire teams of student athletes, even if the team members are not suspected of using drugs.
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Now in New Jersey, a Superior court judge went against the first two rulings and said that “students should not have to surrender their right to privacy in order to participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities.”
Random drug testing is a policy that simply doesn’t work. Most teenage drug use occurs between 3-6 pm, the very time which most extracurricular activities take place. It seems counterproductive to be putting up any barriers for students to be engaging in after-school activities. Banning a student from choir or scaring them to even sign up only allows longer amounts of free time to participate in illegal activities. If schools are really committed to keeping students off drugs, then they should be trying to engage them as much as possible in school related activities.