Drugs in affluent private schools are rampant Christian school or not. The rationale is that if we can find out if individuals have drug issues early then intervention and treatment will keep them from becoming much larger issues in the future. A former student died of a heroin overdose in college and it was apparently well known to the students that he took some serious drugs. We are trying to prevent that from happening again with this program. It is not meant to “catch” kids and punish them. It’s meant to help them and get them into treatment programs. Studies show that if a kid does not try drugs prior to age 18 then the chance of them ever trying them are significantly less. The testing also provides kids an excuse for not partaking when they are around kids from other schools. That built in excuse has worked numerous times. The school is a 24/7/365 school which means any and all activity outside the school is considered a reflection on the student and the school.
Furthermore, it is a private school. If you don’t like the policy then you are free to go elsewhere.
I must be naive. I just never would have expected a Christian school would have to be so pro-active in the fight against drugs.