House Reps. To Introduce Student Drug Testing Bill

House Reps. To Introduce Student Drug Testing Bill
Posted by FoM on April 29, 1999 at 20:12:11 PT
Source: NORML
Washington, D.C. U.S. Representatives John Peterson (R-Pa.) and James Rogan (R-Calif.) responded to last week's Littleton, Colorado school shooting by announcing that they will introduce a pair of bills allowing school officials to submit students to random drug tests.
NORML Executive Director R. Keith Stroup, Esq. criticized the proposals. "While the Littleton shooting was obviously a tragedy, police confirmed that the suspects were drug free. It is shameful for these members of Congress to exploit this tragedy to advance their misguided, drug war agenda."   Peterson's measure would authorize participating school districts to administer random testing to students. Federal grants would defray 50 percent of the costs associated with the testing, an aide to Peterson said. The bill is scheduled to be introduced in Congress next week.   Rogan's staff said he will introduce a similar bill today.   For more information, please contact either Keith Stroup of NORML   (202) 483-5500. 
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Comment #1 posted by Jared Peregoy on November 19, 2000 at 13:54:42 PT:
Big Brother
It looks like big brother has won a battle. The war ,however, must not be his. It is time to educate the students as to their rights. This is their fight and they are the ones who must take a stand. But, as long as I am around they won't have to stand alone.
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