By John Hubbuch
The most recent discovery that the high school has a drug and alcohol problem has resulted in a spate of proposals including closing the campus, random locker searches and mandatory drug testing. I suppose such measures might reduce the sale,possession and use of drugs on campus, but surely the proponents know that won't even make a dent in the problem.
There would still be plenty of time to buy,sell and use drugs before school,after school, on the weekends and of course all summer. I dare say that within weeks if not days the boys and girls would come up with new and different ways to get their drink and smoke on.
I worry that after all the energy and effort is put into implementing these controversial measures parents will fall back in a self-congratulatory state of accomplishment believing that the high school has taken a significant step in solving the community's drug and alcohol problem. Meanwhile the basic paradigm will remain essentially the same.