We are against drug use by anyone, and especially teens, but can drug tests truly prevent drug use in schools. Let’s face it, students will still take drugs no matter the tests or not. It’s odd to waste MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars for something that the parents should be responsible for NOT schools. If parents just took the time to educate their kids and teach them about drugs and not leave drug education to the schools and TV, then it wouldn’t be a problem.

Random drug testing of Colorado Springs high school students involved in extracurricular activities is likely to begin in the next few years, experts say.

Such a move will require area school boards and administrators to grapple with testing policies. But more importantly, it will require school communities to recognize that teens do drugs and embrace stricter testing policies as a way to deter drug use.