The Register-Herald, 16 May 2013 - One of the biggest factors looming over our area is drug abuse. It threatens every community in southern West Virginia. It seems no neighborhood is immune to the ills of drugs. That's why we support the effort that Raleigh County Schools is attempting to help prevent abuse among its students.
Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2013 - My 9-year-old daughter has Aicardi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes extremely hard-to-control seizures, debilitation, disability and early mortality. She began having seizures at three months of age, and since that time has had multiple seizures every day, with rare exception - probably to the tune of nearly 200,000 seizures in her lifetime. For most families, even one such day would be an emergency. For ours, it is the norm.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2013 - RANDOM TESTING CAN SEND STUDENTS A HARMFUL MESSAGE The testing, therefore, may blunt the school's educational mission by elevating an atmosphere of discipline over one of nurturing. There is no place for drugs in school, and Lake Highland Preparatory, as a private school, has every legal right to subject its students to random drug testing. Although courts have held that random drug testing in public schools violates the Fourth Amendment, private schools are not bound by the constitutional provisions constraining public schools, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to be free from unreasonable searches.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2013 - PROTECT KIDS FROM DRUGS - BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Our teens need and want us to shoulder more of the burden of preventing drug use. Protecting our kids is a parent's primary responsibility. I've yet to meet an adult who would disagree that parents or other responsible adults are in the first position to protect, provide and care for our youth.
Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2013 - Today's moderator America's war on drugs is being fought on myriad fronts. One of the most controversial battlefields involves the schoolhouse. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Pottawatomie County v. Earls, expanded drug testing in public schools. The ruling allowed public schools not only to test athletes, but all middle- and high-schoolers involved in competitive extracurricular activities.
Orlando Sentinel, 02 May 2013 - Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando plans to begin drug-testing all of its students in grades seven through 12 in the fall, school officials have told parents. "We're convinced this will give us a safer, drug-free environment," said school President Warren Hudson.
Detroit Free Press, 30 Apr 2013 - Leaders of substance-abuse prevention groups launched a statewide campaign to warn young people about marijuana at a meeting Monday in Clinton Township kicked off by U.S. Rep. Sander Levin. Teens are confused about whether marijuana is safe or even beneficial because Michigan voters legalized the drug for medical use in 2008 and other states have approved it for recreational use, said Charlene McGunn, executive director of the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families.
Globe and Mail, 15 Apr 2013 - Teenagers in Canada use cannabis more than any other developed country, according to a new study released by Unicef. The report released last week shows that 28 per cent of 15-year-olds admitted to having used cannabis in the past year. The figure comes from a World Health Organization (WHO) study conducted in 2009, which surveyed teenagers across 29 developed nations, including more than 15,000 in Canada.