Trib Local updates us on the drug testing proposal at Lake Zurich High School. The school decided to scrap the proposal entirely after discovering that 76% of parents who participated in a poll opposed the idea. Trib Local spoke with ACLU of Illinois' Communications Director Ed Yohnka:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has already weighed in. Director of Communications and Public Policy Edwin Yohnka called the testing an invasion of the privacy of people without any suspicion.
"A school that engages in such a process undermines the relationships teachers and administrators hope to build with students,” Yohnka said. He added that a school district with drug testing is likely to “gain very little information” while “embarrassing” students.