Focus on education not drug testing

This Pioneer reader was proud to work for a number of years in the cafeteria at Spearfish High School. I was proud of our students, teachers, and school administrators. I was sad to read the recent Pioneer story, “Spearfish School Board may implement random drug testing policy.”

The article mentions that there hasn’t been a rise in substance abuse at the

Spearfish High School in recent years. Why then should we allow such a program of random drug testing in our Spearfish school?

The Second Amendment to our Constitution gets a lot of notice.

It’s time we treat the Fourth Amendment (illegal searches and seizures) as seriously as the Second. Let’s concentrate on positive programs that help our Spearfish High Students learn more in educational areas and not get sidetracked into unneeded random drug testing.

David Nickel,


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