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The Supreme Court's Hearing a Case About Random Drug Testing in Schools. Think You'd Pass?

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MARCUS VILLACA
Age33
Resides
Manhattan
OccupationArt director

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools?I was reading about why they test the kids who are in extracurricular activities like band or orchestra. A woman said that it was because it was dangerous to be stoned and carrying a particularly heavy instrument. I found that funny. I think testing is going too far, but in the White House we have an administration keen on policing people.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school?Yes, probably.

When was the last time you got high or drunk?I don't smoke pot, but I do drink. I do other drugs, but socially.


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SARAH BIRNS
Age19
Resides
Brooklyn
OccupationStudent

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools?I think random and routine drug testing are ridiculous. With all the prescriptions out there, we're creating a Ritalin generation. I went to a fancy prep school in Los Angeles, and the big thing there was to steal your brother's Ritalin, or to get your wisdom teeth pulled and pop some Vicodin with a drink.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school?I'm not sure.

When was the last time you got high or drunk?I haven't smoked pot since I graduated from high school, but I think drugs should be legalized and regulated like cigarettes.


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MATTHEW MURPHY
Age18
Resides
Manhattan
OccupationStudent

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools?I suppose it's a good thing. I think it's wrong to assume that just because you look one certain way, you're likely to be doing drugs. You could be a straight-A student and still be a heroin addict.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school?Yes. I belong to something called straight edge. I don't do drugs or drink or smoke, and in terms of sex, it's supposed to be no promiscuous sex, no sex without love. It's not a religion, it's a movement.

When was the last time you got high or drunk?I've never done either.


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ROBERT RODNEY
Age20
Resides
Queens
OccupationStudent

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools?I don't see any problem with testing high school athletes, because whether they know it or not, the supplements they're taking might actually be performance-enhancing. But routine testing isn't cool.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school?Yes.

When was the last time you got high or drunk? I drink, but drinking is America's only legal drug.


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DONNA MACLETCHIE
Age30
Resides
Manhattan
OccupationPublicist

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools?I have an issue with random testing. It usually turns out that the kids who are doing drugs are the ones you'd never think would be, and the burnouts are the ones getting targeted.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school?Probably, yes. I certainly drank and smoked a little pot in high school, but I was also in the Just Say No program for two years.

When was the last time you got high or drunk?I drink alcohol, but haven't smoked pot in a long time, primarily because I could never walk or talk, and all I ever did was laugh. Pot affects different people in very different ways. Louis Armstrong smoked pot every day of his life and it didn't hurt him.


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BROOKE PENALOZA
Age22
Resides
Brooklyn
OccupationMerchandiser

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools? I think it's an infringement on someone's civil rights.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school? I think so. I was smart enough. And tricky enough.

When was the last time you got high or drunk?I don't know. I might do something once in a while.


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MARC GRANT
Age30
Resides
Manhattan
OccupationActor

What do you think about routine drug testing in schools?I think it's a breach of civil rights and it's a violation of the Constitution. I also think it might be part of a large conspiracy, although I'm not sure what that conspiracy might be. Maybe racial, maybe societal.

Would you have passed a drug test in high school? Yes, definitely. I was an athlete in high school. I played basketball and never did anything like that.

When was the last time you got high or drunk?I never drink or do drugs. I treat my body very carefully. I'm an actor, and have to be in good condition for the roles I play.

 
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