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I don't fail to understand. I grew up there, went to school there so I know not all of the students live at school. They can use all they want at home, just don't come to school while high. It endangers their lives and others.
I would help with rehab, not help with paying for drugs.
I am sincerely sorry I started in on this conversation. I think the drug testing is a good idea, I totally support it. I am sorry that the Government is what it is, a dysfunctional body. That doesn't change the fact that if there is some small measure that can protect my kids, my family, my friends from a student who is high or out of their mind while attending school..... yep I am all for it.
I completely understand that we have free will from our Creator. I know that many people who are in the music industry, sports and Government have used or do use drugs. I am not hiding my head in the sand here. I probably know people who have used and I wasn't aware of it. No, I don't want anyone trampling on my rights. I guess I am unsure of why it matters to them so much about whether they are tested now by the school or by the employer when they start working.
I want to make sure that my rights aren't trampled on by a coked-up person. Or am I wrong in that? Should I think it is okay for someone to be on drugs and threaten my safety or my children's? At no point and time is a drug user a useful, productive member of society. They should all stay home and stay blitzed. Oh wait, can't. If they are on welfare of any kind, they will be submitting to a drug test.......
There had not been an incident that I am aware of while I was in school; however, that doesn't mean there couldn't have been. Anyone who tells you they can control their drug habit is a liar. I am a parent and honestly can tell you that if my child (who is in college) was using drugs and I found out, I would no longer help with tuition or everyday expenses. If you want to use, "enjoy" the consequences.
Why is it okay to use at school? What employer out there wants a drug user on their payroll? None that I am aware of. So if you test dirty at school, it should be a matter of permanent record. If you use, you lose.
I graduated from Linn State Technical College in August of this year. I believe drug testing is a good thing. Most of the programs use expensive equipment. Whether it be computers, bull dozers, or larger vehicles. Who wouldn't want to ensure the safety of the student and personnel of the school?! Oh, I forgot.... the ACLU. If a student does not want to submit to drug testing, then find somewhere else to go.
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