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bobberboy 1 year, 3 months ago

sounds like a great idea - kids have no business doing drugs !!

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insearchofauniqueid 1 year, 3 months ago

Prairie Park Elementary just called and said that they are locking down the school due to an issue with a staffer and their spouse. After the killings in Conn. I think that all teachers and staffers should be drug free. If they are involved with drugs and than go to work their issues will follow them to where our children are.

Leave the kids alone, and test all these drugged up Lawrence USD497 staffers! ASAP!

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Red_Dog 1 year, 3 months ago

Arrghh.....Not a good thing to do to kids in High School. Where does this question even come from?? How 'bout a better one....Should Eugenics be re-instated for those whom would ask such a question? Christ....LJW...

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blue73harley 1 year, 3 months ago

Just to tease the kids, let's wait until Kansas decriminalizes weed for us "of age" THEN subject them to testing. Truly diabolical!

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Gotland 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes it will send the message early they in a post obama america, where they have little rights.

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BlueWaffle 1 year, 3 months ago

I have no clue whats going on..... cough cough.... Is what it looks like all 4 of them said before they were offered some Burrito King and Scooby snacks. I practically got a contact buzz from these photos.

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autie 1 year, 3 months ago

The florida testing did little. Very few positives and cost a lot more than what they saved. And what are they going to test them for? The classics..pot/opiates/speed blah blah or get in depth and test for steroids, as though they were all training for some kind of body building bikini contest?

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whats_going_on 1 year, 3 months ago

Before high schools, I think they should do this for anyone receiving welfare. And on the first offense, they're SOL.

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prospector 1 year, 3 months ago

If you are looking for the chronic, high schools are not the place to go.

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Rara_Avis 1 year, 3 months ago

This is why I home school my kids. I don't want them exposed to the evils of drugs, liquor, evolution, minorities, and female basketball players.

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Rara_Avis 1 year, 3 months ago

Absolutely. They should also tattoo a barcode on the foreheads of the ones that test positive, so they know who the bad kids are.

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prospector 1 year, 3 months ago

More important issues should be in our cross hairs.

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rtwngr 1 year, 3 months ago

I say test! I also suggest corporal punishment for serious breeches of school policy. Most of you mush-minds need a good spanking.

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craig1216 1 year, 3 months ago

I believe that public schools have a responsiblity to report wrongdoing; however, I don't feel that it is their responsibility to SEEK wrongdoing.

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LadyJ 1 year, 3 months ago

Just think how much it would cost the school district (tax payers) to fight the ACLU on this. Wondering if the teachers are subjected to random drug/alcohol tests? I have seriously wondered about some of them in the past.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 3 months ago

I'd be reticent to encourage testing. It's irreverent of our constitution.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 3 months ago

"I think Rockhurst has some if the most hen pecked, helicoptering mothers I've ever seen. It's. o surprise they'd adopt something this intrusive. It's pathetic.' Jack

I'd never send my kid to private school. I'm sure they get a great education, but at what cost? Their soul. I wonder what Ronaldo's opinion on this is. He has kids in high school now.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 3 months ago

I think Rockhurst has some if the most hen pecking, helicoptering mothers I've ever seen. It's. o surprise they'd adopt something this intrusive. It's pathetic.

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Machiavelli_mania 1 year, 3 months ago

NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. the high school has no right whatsoever to do drug tests on it's students. We presently have a school system that is making serious power-grabs as it is. It is time for our school system to GET HUMBLE!!

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autie 1 year, 3 months ago

It would seem to me that random testing without cause is completely absent of what we have come to call due process. People squawk about lack of due process and then clamor for random testing. But there are many more venues that codify the exemption of due process. I guess that is why we have horrible, horrible people schools.....and guys like BABBOY.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 3 months ago

Rockhurst is going to drug test all students next year. They are a private school, so good for them. It will cost the students $60 a year. I guess that ends up getting randomly tested three times a year.

More importantly, Season 4 of Justified starts tonight. http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/07/3998223/justified-still-inimitable-in.html

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 1 year, 3 months ago

If they catch them...what are they going to do with them? They have no guts, the legal system is stacked against the administration and I would guess most of the parents that don't want the search are guilty themselves. So, in true lawrence form, lets just create ways to waste money and expose the taxpayer to more ways to squander money.

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Liberty275 1 year, 3 months ago

I suppose it is OK if a parent gives the school permission to search the student. If the parent does not give explicit permission it is an illegal search unless the police have a warrant.

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Bill Lee 1 year, 3 months ago

I notice that no one over 30 was asked by the J-W. They might have gotten different results at the Senior Center.

That said, I personally do think it's an illegal invasion. It might be necessary, though, if the school has a problem with an abundance of students stoned in class.

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Klumma 1 year, 3 months ago

Still am convinced. Not a good thing to do randomly to a high High school kid. Geez, how would it feel to be put to something like that alone in front of peers?

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Gandalf 1 year, 3 months ago

Start with the administrators.

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Damian666 1 year, 3 months ago

Wow. Somebody needs to cut back.

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blue73harley 1 year, 3 months ago

I think they should test Doll and the school board. They are the ones that seem to be smokin' crack.

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autie 1 year, 3 months ago

No. It is not a safety sensitive position and violates basic search and seizure rules as well as the fourth amendment.

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