Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Drunk In Public ... Schools

Screw the family. Screw the village. It takes a public school:

The test, which will be given randomly to students at Pequannock Township High School, can detect whether alcohol was consumed up to 80 hours earlier. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21.

Other districts already use the test. Middletown began using it last spring for students suspected of using drugs and alcohol. This month, the district expanded it to include a random pool of about 1,800 students.

Pequannock Superintendent Larrie Reynolds said the policy approved last week should be a deterrent to students who feel peer pressure to drink.

After all. The government knows how to raise your children much better than you do. This story wouldn't bother me so much, if it weren't for the overwhelming, sissy liberal solution for problem students in the next paragraph:
Under the program, students who test positive will not be kicked off teams or barred from extracurricular activities, Reynolds said. Instead, they will receive counseling — and their parents will be notified.