Pubdate: Thu, 05 Feb 2004
Source: News & Advance, The (VA)
Copyright: 2004 Media General
Author: Nick Nyden
Bookmark: (Drug Testing)
Bookmark: (Students - United States)


I believe that the drug-testing policy in the Lynchburg City School system 
is very unfair. It is supposed to be the policy that everyone involved in 
an extracurricular activity must be drug tested and must be free of any 
illegal drugs. Why is it that only the major sport athletes are tested? 
Doesn't the marching band call itself a sport? Why aren't they tested and 
why isn't drama tested?

I am neither against nor for drug testing in public schools, but I do think 
it is unfair to test some groups and not others. The city school system is 
one of two school systems in the state that makes drug testing mandatory 
for athletes, or should I say some of its athletes. Either make everyone do 
it or don't make anyone do it.


Student at E.C. Glass

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