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Plan for school drug-test trials

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posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 07:42 PM
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Government backing of any program envolving children and their privacy is not a good thing.(IMO) Some matters,such as drug usage should be left for parents to deal with.Its not a workplace,so therefore testing isnt neccesary.And what happens to those students who fail?Do they go on a gov. watch list?There is becoming more and more of a loss of privacy.

With the reports of Police doing mock raids on unsuspecting children in school.Now more an d ore searchs cause of the rampant shootings.
It would appear the goverments of the world are beginning to overstep the bounds a little(Again).


(BBC)-More school pupils could face tests for drugs as part of studies to assess whether such moves affect behaviour, attendance and academic achievement. news.bbc.co.uk...



A government-backed pilot is running in Kent and other schools in England are being invited to take part in trials. news.bbc.co.uk...



But the government's own drug advisory panel has raised concerns about the ethical and legal issues involved.

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, which also believes there has been a lack of evidence that testing is effective, has recommended that random tests be abandoned.
news.bbc.co.uk...



Charity DrugScope has also previously warned that testing in schools is an "extreme measure".
news.bbc.co.uk...



DrugScope says there is no evidence to suggest such testing has lowered drugs use and such "intrusive programmes" are inappropriate in the context of a school.
news.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 03:48 PM
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Why are britons so weak? I say this because they allow their state to be a playground for Big Brother before they move that tech to the USA in full. And they do nothing about it! Stand up for your rights, Brits...MY GOD!



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