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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001026.txt from 2002/06

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music vs. drug testing
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 08:31:27 -0400

At 10:46 AM 6/28/2002 +0200, Joseph Wakeling wrote:
><< The reason was along the lines that the health and welfare of the school
>and student body as a whole outweighed the individual student's rights to
>privacy. >>
>
>Rather off-topic perhaps, but I would really like someone to explain to me
>how the health and welfare of the school and student body as a whole is
>affected by one individual taking drugs. Dealing is one thing, taking
>another.

Allowing use of drugs, with no consequences or attempt to discover, can be
interpreted as encouraging other students to use them, or at least a not
DIScouraging such behavior, meaning it is OK.

>For God's sake, random drug tests of kids? What planet are these people on?
>What sort of message are they trying to send?

The planet Earth apparently. There are many, living on some other planet,
who still believe that drug use is NOT going on in the schools. For the
good of the kids, SOMETHING has to be done to attempt to stop it.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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