In an attempt to decrease drug abuse problems some schools are beginning to give random student drug tests. Public schools are legally allowed to only perform random drug tests on students who participate in extracurricular activities.
Drug testing in schools has been presented with a wide variety of different legality issues over the years gone by. Perhaps the most prominent one, and what many consider to be the legality issue that set the precedence for many years to come, took place in June of 1995. This occurred when the Supreme Court […]
The debate over random student drug testing in high schools has often been a contentious one, but today the consensus is that school drug testing programs are a highly effective deterrent to drug abuse. School districts which have implemented drug testing programs have reported tremendous success in the reduction of student drug use.
After a decade of expanded drug testing programs in American schools, there is now conclusive evidence that school drug testing is the most effective deterrent to teen drug abuse. Federal officials have found that “an average of one school a month around the country has added testing programs in the past several years,” a trend which illustrates the growing confidence that parents and teachers have in school drug testing.