(solution) Since the Columbine tragedy, there has been a general crackdown on high school student freedoms,…

(solution) Since the Columbine tragedy, there has been a general crackdown on high school student freedoms,…

Since the Columbine tragedy, there has been a general crackdown on high school student freedoms, with the use of metal detectors, locker searches, Internet use monitoring, and even discipline of students for expressing their thoughts about violence. Drug testing is part of this trend. In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a high school could test its student athletes for drug use without violating their Fourth Amendment rights. The Court based this decision partly on the lowered expectation of privacy that would exist in a locker room shared by students who had volunteered to play football—in a school where the drug problem seemed centered on the football team. Internet Assignment: What about students in Tecumsah, Oklahoma, who have volunteered to sing in the choir, and who are not suspected of any drug-oriented activity? Do they have the right to resist school drug tests? Check the Supreme Court for 2002.