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INDOCTRINATION?: High School To Collect Students' Hair For Mandatory Drug Testing

January 30, 2013 | 11:21AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) — A Kansas City high school will begin collecting hair from students to conduct mandatory drug tests.

KHSB-TV reports that Rockhurst High School will start the random drug testing during the 2013-14 school year.

“Our point is, if we do encounter a student who has made some bad decisions with drugs or alcohol, we will be able to intervene, get the parents involved, get him help if necessary, and then help him get back on a path of better decision making, healthier choices for his life,” Rockhurst Principal Greg Harkness told the station.

The school will collect 60 strands of hair from the student and test for several types of drugs, including marijuana and cocaine. If a student comes back with a positive drug test, that student will have 90 days to get drug-free. The station reports the file will be destroyed for a student who tests positive after graduation and colleges and universities will never know about the failed test.

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this is a property rights question, not drugs

Its a private school, they consent to drug testing when they join.

It's the right of a private company or personal property owner to choose the way they run their business, students don't have to join, it's a free market.

while I support you to smoke pot, drink, etc., I don't necessarily have to hire you at my private business or allow you in my private school. just saying

Lol, this whole program assumes that cannabis is dangerous,

destructive drug. A) i say it's not a drug, i identify it as a plant. B) I think cannabis is in fact very healthy, and has potent medicinal/well-being properties

Resembling prisons

more and more.

What happened to education and the oft repeated greatest advantage of school --> socialization (you know, that thing that homeschool kids never get to partake of)?

So much energy put into everything but education (I am talking about book learning not indoctrination). And did you notice that the schools are slowly replacing the place of the parents?

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Home School Kids

DO have social events a lot. They are where all the home schooled kids in an area get together for events.

skippy

Unfortunately it is the church that these things start in...

I am familiar with this school and the college. Yes, they are private and people do not have to send their children to them.

My fear is that the nanny state is emphasized quite often by the church and these models find their way into the public sphere. Christian leaders should be toughest advocates for the rights of the individual but many have been co-opted by their government tax status and all the things that come with that.

These kids have no idea what they are giving up and their parents are clueless.

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Quo Warranto, if they want to

Quo Warranto, if they want to violate your rights take there school away from them.

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i'll assume these mandatory tests

include the staff as well.

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Attention students at Rockhurst High School

To avoid any unwanted residue in your hair, and still alter your state of consciousness with drugs, you will need to use the drug of choice for centuries: alcohol.

It's been good enough for Protestants and Catholics alike for centuries. . .

Magna est veritas, et prevalebit. Truth is most powerful, and will ultimately prevail.

Incrementally closer to total control

...

Don't even try it.

Those in charge of this better be removed from office and those children who will be effected, better wake their parents the hell up.

Use your facebook for a good teenagers and for Gods sake, turn your parents TV off.

Yeeeeeeeeah. Uh huh.

"The station reports the file will be destroyed for a student who tests positive after graduation and colleges and universities will never know about the failed test."

Or they might change their minds. You never know.

Nice way to start your kids off with a rap sheet. Happy graduation princess!

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WOW

time to transfer schools!

The private school has the

The private school has the right to do this, I guess, but if I were a parent I'd pull my kid out. The message to the kids is "we don't trust you". Bad practice.

If I were the kid, I'd ask my parents to remove me from the school and if they refused, I'd resent it.

Practices such as this is why teenagers rebel.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Is there a rule

Against shaved heads?

When my kids smoke pot or drink for the first time

I plan on being right there with them.

I'm not going to perpetuate this idiotic nanny state nonsense. High school is bullshit anyways. I will facilitate a safe environment for my child's NATURAL curiosity and not alienate them like the Establishment hopes I will.

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Rockhurst is a private school

"Firmly rooted in Jesuit ideals and Catholic educational tradition, Rockhurst High School provides a dynamic environment for academic, spiritual and social growth. For more than 100 years, Rockhurst has challenged students with a rigorous academic program in the classical, Jesuit tradition."

This school is private and the people who pay tuition to send their children to the school need to make the decision if this is something they will tolerate.

In this case, this is not a public policy issue.

If the school wants to impart their religious traditions, and those traditions prohibit certain actions, then they have every right to set a standard of conduct for their students.

nicely put Brent

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