Against Drug Testing Essay

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No one should be subjected to a random, unwarranted test for narcotics. By conducting these tests, we discourage our students to participate in school activities. Because of the violation of students’ liberty, I affirm the resolution: it is wrong to conduct unjustified drug tests on middle school students. A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or saliva — to determine the presence of specified drugs. A drug is a narcotic which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. The protection against these unjustified drug tests is the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution that states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Probable cause is a requirement found in the Fourth Amendment that must usually be met before police make an arrest, conduct a search, or receive a warrant. Courts usually find probable cause when there is a…show more content…
According to the United States Constitution, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Random drug test have no “probable cause” to support them, making them “unreasonable searches and seizures.” To carry them out, the school must have reliable and sure proof that the student is carrying or using drugs. Otherwise, they have no right to search the

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