Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lincoln County Schools to drug test high school athletes beginning in the fall

 Published news reports say that Lincoln County Schools plans to drug test athletes beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

 Parents must sign a waiver allowing for random tests.

There are three levels of offense for failing: a 90-day suspension from sports; a 365-day suspension; a lifetime suspension. The tests will screen for illegal drugs and performance enhancing drugs S


Anonymous said...

Good idea to test. But I think the first offense carries too big of a punishment. Ninety days will take the student out of more opportunities to play other sports. I think for the first offense, 30 days and a class to help rehabilitate the student would be better, then afterwards if there is another failed test then a stiffer penalty should be implemented. Also I don't think it's fair to only test athletes, I think all students should be tested.

Anonymous said...

Not a bad idea at all. Again, if you do the right thing, you have nothing to worry about. Little bit of wiggle room with only testing athletes though b/c those tests for the performance enhancers can also be used for the illegal drugs. IMO, thats why it is athlete only. But who knows.

Miller said...

"Again, if you do the right thing, you have nothing to worry about." It never ceases to amaze me at how willingly people allow their God given rights to be stripped away under the guise of somehow protecting us. And be very clear, if kicking God out of school is acceptable because of separation of church and state then the 4th Amendment must also apply to schools as well. Can't have it both ways.

But since the two earlier posters have no issue with every single athlete in Lincoln County schools now being made to submit to a drug test simply to play a sport, what are your thoughts on the US government allowing Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel to freely smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs in to this country from 2000-2012? Haven't heard about this? Shocking. smh Simply google, CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel to read for yourself. It was published Jan. 14, 2014 (two days ago)

Anonymous said...

BEST IDEA! Congrats Lincoln County! Meck needs to learn from this. This will help the student athlete.