One word: creepy. This is a private school so they can do what they want, but to me it is representative of a very troubling trend in America where privacy rights are being eroded more and more. Let’s not forget the recent case in which a federal judge affirmed that a Texas public school could force its students to wear RFID chips. I covered that in my post Federal Judge: Texas School Can Force Teenager to Wear Locator Chip.
Now from CBS News in St. Louis:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) — A Kansas City high school will begin collecting hair from students to conduct mandatory drug tests.
KSHB-TV reports that Rockhurst High School will start the random drug testing during the 2013-14 school year.
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.
Guilty until proven innocent. America in 2013.
Full article here.
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