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    Georgia school to drug-test students by using hair samples

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    Georgia school to drug-test students by using hair samples

    http://www.ajc.com/news/local/georgi...eaX2Oc1WyJH1L/

    COLUMBUS, Ga.
    A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students.

    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be voluntary next school year - and then mandatory in succeeding years.

    Brookstone plans to use students' hair samples which are sent to Psychemedics Corp. to conduct the testing, the newspaper reported. The Massachusetts-based company would then provide test results within a few days.

    Psychemedics automatically will test Brookstone students for 18 types of drugs. Alcohol isn't among them, but parents and guardians may request their child's test to include alcohol screening, the newspaper reported.

    The focus of the program is the health and well-being of students, Brookstone said in a statement.

    "There is a national drug crisis impacting all communities and all schools," it said. "Brookstone is committed to responding to this national health issue and being fully engaged in proactively making a positive difference in the lives of its students."

    School officials added that drug-testing will improve the school's ability to work with parents and health professionals to help students.

    "The daily news has made us all acutely aware of the significance and size of this growing crisis. We must be a part of the solution as we work to save children from this critical health issue," Jason Branch, chairman of the school's board of trustees, said in a statement.

    Brookstone has about 800 students, including 370 in grades 8-12, school spokeswoman Connie Mansour said.

    The reaction from Brookstone parents has been "overwhelmingly positive," said Marty Lester, the Head of School.

    Lester acknowledged "a few" parents have criticized the policy, but the concern has been more about questioning how the policy came about and how it will be implemented, he said. No parents have told him they will remove their child from Brookstone because of the policy, he said.

    Brookstone hired Lester 1½ years ago from St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, where students have been drug-tested for a dozen years, he said.

    "In all my years there and in all the parent meetings I had to talk about it, I can remember only one that ended badly," he said. "The other ones all ended with a 'Thank you.'"



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    Well , I would have failed for weed and booze . I am trying to think of the other 17 things they would test for ? Nicotine , Cocaine , Meth , Opioides .... What else ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    "In all my years there and in all the parent meetings I had to talk about it, I can remember only one that ended badly," he said. "The other ones all ended with a 'Thank you.'"
    I bet I can guess how that other one ended.

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    In this case, parents have a choice about whether to send their children there, but I can't imagine letting a third party violating my child's 4th amendment rights and paying for the privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Well , I would have failed for weed and booze . I am trying to think of the other 17 things they would test for ? Nicotine , Cocaine , Meth , Opioides .... What else ?
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    Will teachers be tested, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Well , I would have failed for weed and booze . I am trying to think of the other 17 things they would test for ? Nicotine , Cocaine , Meth , Opioides .... What else ?
    If they test for peyote, I could see some Injun family suing for discrimination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    If they test for peyote, I could see some Injun family suing for discrimination.
    They cannot test for shrooms or peyote .



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    Probably need to check Danke for bath salts .....

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    School is doing it's job, preparing these kids for life in AmeriKa where tyranny is like a water to a fish.

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    I predict shaven heads (at least) to be the new fashion at this school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    I predict shaven heads (at least) to be the new fashion at this school.
    And orange jumpsuits for uniforms.
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    There is a national drug crisis impacting all communities and all schools. But I have read here that hair follicle test can be bypassed
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    I think most US schools and colleges should implement such a practice in life. From time to time to check students, I mean different types of drug tests. It will keep them always in the right way. But, there is another situation If a student tests positive for drugs, should that student face disciplinary consequences?
    Many drug users know of techniques that supposedly detoxify their systems or mask their drug use. Websites give advice on how to dilute urine samples, and there are even companies that sell clean urine or products designed to distort test results. Actually, all students should visit some seminars or training to be aware of drug danger and to know how to detox your body from weed. Here are a lot of helpful information for you to know about body detox in general and lots of tricks about substitute urine. Hope, for better, and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandalyn View Post
    I think most US schools and colleges should implement such a practice in life. From time to time to check students, I mean different types of drug tests. It will keep them always in the right way.
    If you are single and live anywhere close to The Texas, I have someone you might want to meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    If you are single and live anywhere close to The Texas, I have someone you might want to meet.


    You sure about that??

    Quote Originally Posted by Grandalyn View Post
    Actually, all students should visit some seminars or training to be aware of drug danger and to know how to detox your body from weed. Here are a lot of helpful information for you to know about body detox
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    You sure about that??

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    Yes.

    The Texican has a detox program that works really fast.

    And there is a facility located in every county and city in this GREAT AMERICA.

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