"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Weekend Drinkers

And the school that wants to test them on Monday mornings.  Whatcha think about THIS idea?

NJ School Randomly Screens For Alcohol Consumption

A public school that wants to search a student's urine for evidence of alcohol consumption should seek a warrant based on probable cause. The shortcut taken by Pequannock Township (NJ) High School is offensive: random urinalysis using a dubious screening test.  "Urine screenings look for ethyl glucuronide, produced by the body after it metabolizes alcohol. School officials acknowledge the test is sensitive, and false positive readings can be [...]

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