ACLU Sues OK School District Over Student Testing

ACLU Sues OK School District Over Student Testing
Posted by FoM on August 20, 1999 at 10:56:27 PT
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Aug. 19, 1999, Oklahoma City, OK: The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against a rural Oklahoma school district that administers drug tests to all students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities.
Other school districts have employed mandatory drug-testing, but many of the activities in the Tecumseh School District are tied to the student's classes. Students who refuse to submit to the urine test for the activity would then be forced to drop the associated class, thus losing credits for graduation.  The ACLU contends this is a violation of a student's right to a public education, as well as the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.  "First, schools wanted to test student athletes, then it was students in extracurricular activities, and now it's students competing in quiz bowls and performing in chorus, where does it end?" said Graham Boyd, Director of the ACLU's Drug Policy Litigation Project. "The district's drug testing policy is more about symbolism than substance.  Tecumseh officials initiated urine testing without any evidence of a drug problem at the school and at a time when government reports show that teen drug use is on the decline nationally."  For more information, please contact Graham Boyd, Director of the ACLU Drug Policy LitigationProject   (203) 787-4188. The ACLU's complaint is available at: Sues Over Oklahoma Drug Testing Policy - 8/19/99 News - 8/13/99 
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Comment #1 posted by Kit on October 19, 2000 at 10:55:35 PT:
searching for drug testing at school info
if anyone could possibly send me some informational papers on high school drug test please e-mail them to methank you Kit 
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