Drug Testing In Schools Case Study

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James Acton was at the time a seventh grade student, who attended Washington Grade
School in Oregon. James wanted to try out to be on the schools’ football team. Washington
Grade School had a policy of being drug tested at the beginning of the season, as well as a random tests throughout the school year. The parents of James were insulted and refused to allow their son to be drug tested. Due to the fact that his parents refused to have James drug tested, he was suspended from sports for the season. The constitution takes a big role in this case. The Acton family sued on the premise that drug testing their child was an invasion of privacy and illegal search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. I feel drug testing should be legal and allowed
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In
Oklahoma, two students (Daniel James and Lindsey Earls) took legal action in stating their opions about the drug testing in schools. The drug testing students was created by the
Tecumseh, Oklahoma School District which requires all middle, as well as high school students to participate in urinalysis testing for drugs in order to participate in any extracurricular school activity. This case applies to the Acton’s case because both Acton, Earl, and James all disagreed upon the act of drug testing students. For whatever apparent reason, James Acton’s parents refused to allow James be drug tested. Why? Why is it such a big deal to allow him, if he is not engaging in using illegal drugs?
As I once mentioned, the Acton family sued the school and said the school has violated the fourth amendment. In this case, the constitution should have protected the school districts side.
Amendment four states “against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”.
The school district had a reasonable explanation to drug test every student athlete. I would like to acknowledge the positives in drug testing student athletes. Across the country, I believe
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