GREAT DRUG TESTING NEWS!
Dee Rathbone, September 22, 2006
A new drug
and violence prevention bill HR 5295 has now
passed the House that would force schools to
allow reasonable-suspicion searches of
schoolkids for drugs and weapons. News of it
was found at the druggie web site of Drug War
Chronicle at this link:
significance of this bill is that it
would allow endangered teachers and educators
in the states that currently prohibit
reasonable-suspicion searches in schools, to
use that legal tactic to help detect and
stop drug use and violence in their schools.
Since that legal search OKed by the Supreme
Court in their TLO decision also allows drug
testing, this new law now will in effect
expand that type of drug testing into the
three-fourths of the nation's schools that
currently forbid any type of student drug
testing. This is a major breakthrough in
school drug and violence prevention.
The new law
will also provide a good model for our
proposed federal legislation to expand the use
of Random Student Drug
Testing (RSDT) beyond the several thousand
schools currently utilizing it today.
Amazingly, the legislation is endorsed by the
NEA, a traditional opponent of such searches.
But of course it is opposed by the "usual
suspects" of pro drug legalization lobbyists
in the ACLU, DPA, and extremist liberal
this good news along to your network and pray
that this important drug and violence
prevention measure passes the Senate- soon.