Voluntary Random Drug testing

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    For Middle School???

    WTF??

    If your child plans on participating in sports or other extra-curricular activities there's a consent form for random drug testing.

    My grandson may want to join baseball or football but my grand-daughter really doesn't have any interests but studying.

    I can understand if there's "reasonable suspicion", but just random.

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    I advised my daughter not to sign it
     
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    Perfectly fine for anyone to refuse "voluntary" drug testing. They must understand, however, that if drug testing is a pre-requisite for participating in a sport then they just shouldn't waste their time applying unless they're willing to be tested. Nobody's forcing them to play a sport. Maybe not doing so will allow a little time for learning a useful skill and undoing some of the indoctrination they're getting in the classroom.
     
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    Right?
    Before ya know it, BAM!!


    I feel sort of hypocritical, given my stance on drug testing for welfare recipients, since public school can be viewed as similar......

    Guess we can just wait and see if my grandson does start to express an interest in trying out.

    Nothing to hide, but still.....


    *shrug**
     
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    It's like jobs. When the ad says pre-employment drug testing and you don't want to do it then you'd be a damn fool to apply. Well, unless applying was required to keep getting the dole.
     
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    Minor children cannot legally give their permission I think.
     
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    In general a child's applying to participate must have a parent sign the form and that's where permission for testing comes into the picture. Along with that usually comes a disclaimer so if someone's precious little rug rat gets hurt the parent has accepted responsibility. A concept almost totally unknown amongst today's parents.
     
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    Truthfully i have no problem with it. If they want to play, then they have to test.
     
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    We had that here in high school, I never got drug tested while playing a sport.. I didn't really smoke pot when playing sports or drink. I never wanted to get kicked off the team.
     

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