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    Filed at 6:53 am under by dcobranchi

    Privacy lives (temporarily?) in PA g-schools

    A desire to discourage drug use among students is not a sufficient reason to justify “suspicionless” drug screening targeted at student-athletes, parking-permit holders, and participants in extracurricular activities, the state Supreme Court has ruled…”The theory apparently is that, even in the absence of any suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse, it is appropriate to single these students out and say, in effect: ‘Choose one: your Pennsylvania constitutional right to privacy or the chess club,’ ” Justice Ronald D. Castille wrote in a 32-page opinion.

    It was not a final victory, however, as the state Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court for additional hearings.

    2 Responses to “GOOD NEWS IN PENNSYLVANIA”


    Comment by
    Laura
    November 26th, 2003
    at 7:09 am

    When I was in high school we were told that our lockers could be searched at any time. I didn’t understand, and I don’t understand now, why the concept of probable cause is so impossible to apply to teenagers. If a kid is high or stoned and you can’t tell, it obviously isn’t a problem.


    Comment by
    MYSTIC
    November 28th, 2003
    at 9:00 pm

    A boy was high during lunch and started to grope me. The teacher saw it and just thought he was playing. Teachers are typically ignorant of everything that occurs in front of their eyes, so if kids are high or stoned and the teacher can’t tell, usually that’s because the teacher is stupid.