Should Middle School Students Be Drug Tested?

If it comes to life or death, every little thing counts. In a study, Newsworks reports they found that only about 1 percent of 8th graders say they have ever used drugs, and only about 14 percent said that they have ever drunk alcohol, other than in religious ceremonies. Among students who were tested for drugs and alcohol, 6 percent said they had ever consumed alcohol. These are middle school kids, kids who have a wonderful life ahead of them. One of these 6 percent could be the next world known actor/actress, one could be the first female president, one could even be the first to solve the unsolvable.

If a Middle school student wants to play a sport, the coach should be able to drug test the children anytime. Children are required to be at their best game during a game and practices, drugs and alcohol will be sure to not help them. Clubs or after-school activities are normally a way for kids to not be involved in drugs, It gives them something to do after school other than going home to an empty house and maybe getting into things they shouldn't be getting into.

Drugs and alcohol are becoming more consumed by teenagers and adults. Children are getting more exposed to drugs and alcohol, music, media, television, and even by their own parents. 

Hannah Horton

Hannah H.

I'm 12 yers old. i have a passion for reading and writing. ive never thought i was good but i saw an oppertunity for it, and i jumped at it. i have submitted two. One being Family Is Essential.

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