Chicago High School Begins Random Alcohol Testing for Students

In a massive effort to turn future generations into slaves, one indoctrination center in Chicago threatens to set an all new precedence of random student alcohol testing.

St Viator High SchoolARLINGTON HEIGHTS, CHICAGO (INTELLIHUB) — St. Viator High School has now begun random testing to determine if students have consumed alcohol in the last 90-days despite resistance from the ACLU and others.

The Catholic school is now setting precedence nationwide with their decision for hair follicle testing, as other schools will likely begin to follow lockstep.

“Administrators say they plan to test 10 to 20 students a week by taking about 60 strands of hair that will be tested by a California lab.

The analysis will show if a student consumed drugs or alcohol in the past 90 days and how much they ingested.”, reported Fox News.[1]

The school claims they have the right to test students as they informed parents over the summer.

Interestingly enough, some wonder if the policy may cause kids to use more drugs and alcohol. James Norton with the Christian Science Monitor wrote, “The good part about sending your kids into an environment where they might be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol at any given moment: they’re (presumably) less likely to drink or do drugs, although even that is debatable – this Global Post story suggests that there may be no gains, although there’s always a fair question to be raised about whether schools that do drug testing have a slightly elevated drug use rate because the testing actually made the problem worse, or because the school had more of a problem to begin with. From the Post:

One ground-breaking study, conducted by the University of Michigan in 2003, found that schools with drug-testing policies had slightly higher rates of student drug use. At schools with drug-testing policies, the study found that 21 percent of students were using drugs, compared to 19 percent at schools without policies.

A study by the National Center for Education Evaluation confirmed those results. Another recent study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, found that policies didn’t stop male students, and drug testing only worked as a deterrent for female students in schools with positive student-teacher relationships and clear rules.

And the potentially bad part about starting a testing regime at your school: you’ve effectively reinforced the feeling that school is prison, stripping away another layer of privacy and presumed innocence from all pupils.”[2]

 

Sources:

[1] Chicago-area Catholic high school begins alcohol testing – Fox News

[2] Does random drug, alcohol testing turn school into prison? – Christian Science Monitor

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