Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Testing in Schools Essay

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Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Testing in Schools

"Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Testing"
The procedure of testing student for drugs, alcohol and tobacco before every school day
should be allowed. The fact that the subject of drug testing has even been brought up is a
sign that illegal substances have become troublesome in high school environments.
Therefore, school officials should be allowed to use any means necessary to discourage the
use of these illegal substances, even if it means that the school officials could become
dangerously close to violating the students' constitutional rights. A student under the
influence of drugs or alcohol could endanger his or her fellow students or faculty and
that student should not be allowed to attend that school. School officials must protect
those who are at that school, so having a student whose actions are being controlled by
illegal substances would not be the best way to protect the students and faculty. Students
should be tested everyday for drugs, alcohol, and tobacco so that the students are
healthier, the students have better grades, and the students never start doings things
that could have a negative impact on their future.

First, schools should be allowed to test students for illegal substances everyday so that
the students are healthier. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco have all been proven to be very
unhealthy to a person at any age, especially to a person in his or her teenage years when
he or she is still growing. In a school environment, especially that of a small school,
students are expected to participant in athletic events. Any one of these illegal
substances could affect the performance of the student, and, therefore, affect the overall
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