When Lindsay Earls and Daniel James made the decision to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities at Tecumseh High School, they intended to use the experience and class credits gained to increase their chances of attending competitive colleges. Instead, both students found themselves targets of suspicionless drug testing. Together they filed a federal […]
NEWS FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY http://www.lp.org/ WASHINGTON, DC — A new study has discovered that teenagers who watch anti-drug TV commercials become more “curious” about illegal drugs. So why, the Libertarian Party asked today, are taxpayers being forced to pay for those ads?
I am seventeen and a friend of mine has gone to the hospital to have her stomach pumped. I am seventeen and a friend of mine has died in an alcohol-induced car crash. I am seventeen and a friend of mine has been raped while under the influence of alcohol.
The 2nd District Court of Appeals, which is just under the Supreme Court, ruled that a student cannot be suspended just because it appears that the student is under the influence of drugs. The court added that there must be evidence such as the actual possession of drugs.
15 students in Wisconsin, who were caught at a party with alcohol, will be punished by the cops and by their school administrators. They will be probably be barred from participating in sports and extracurricular activities.
Teen smokers are getting a break in Indianapolis, Indiana. Despite numerous laws that forbid teen smoking, few police officers enforce the statute. Conceivably, many people may believe that the police are busy pursuing real criminals, but the police may simply be instinctually ignoring the teen smoking laws because they are unjust.
The personal lives of students in Arlington, Virginia are under attack. In July, the school board passed a new policy which prohibits any student who has been issued a ticket for possessing alcohol, who admitted to drinking or who has been seen drinking by a district employee — regardless of whether it is at a […]
The government’s police usually shuts down parties that are too loud and then unfortunately arrests peaceful guests. Last week in Texas, the police went one step further. They arrested the party host’s stepmother.
Watch out, your classmate may be an undercover cop. In Toronto, Canada, a 27-year-old police officer posed as a student to find the school’s drug dealers. This happened in Canada, but since the officer’s efforts led to the arrest of 14 students, United States police officers may try similar tactics.
A school district in Canada recently revised its policy detailing student conduct on buses by removing cigarettes from the list of substances permitted on buses. Since people under the age of 18 can possess cigarettes and smoke them, the school principal did not want to, “send the problem underground and create a whole bunch of […]