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I saw a story yesterday from the LA Weekly about an 18-year-old who allegedly approached multiple students in local California elementary schools to get their urine so he could pass a drug screen. He offered two students money, but they both refused, and he tried to get a third to pee in a cup. Apparently being denied once wasn’t enough for this fool, because he tried the scheme again a few days later. He was arrested and is now being held on child annoyance accusations for $150,000 bail.

Seriously? It is sad how stupid this kid has got to be to try this not once but twice. Here’s a novel idea — stop doing drugs so you can pass a test without bothering innocent children.

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The article that I blogged about earlier this week that discussed drug testing in high schools turns out to be part of a series. In the third installment, published yesterday, they spoke with Dave Bender–the director of Compass Mark, the local substance abuse education, prevention, and intervention organization. Bender believes random drug testing “is another example of teaching to a test. If you know what they’re asking, you can pass.”

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Today I came across a story from Lancaster, PA where several schools are implementing random drug testing in their substance abuse prevention efforts. Apparently they’ve been doing this for several years and have caught 36 students with positive test results throughout 5 school districts.

The article doesn’t go into detail about  how the testing is done, how they are randomly chosen, or what the students were under the influence of. These would be issues at the top of my mind:

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