I saw this on HLN and looked up the story.Â The school plans to admin these tests in the school or at school activities.Â The parents mostly seem to agree with it but the local ACLU is against it.Â Why?Â Here is the reasoning:
"Breathalyzers only drive kids to use drugs, instead of booze, so they won't get caught. Or they might drive them to go places where they won't be observed by parents, she said."
So, something that can identify a problem shouldn't be done in case it drives the kids to take other drugs?Â In my experience, kids who drink at a young age will try other drugs for that high also.Â They will also do other activities that are dangerous to themselves or others.
If they find a child who is drinking they can maybe help that child, but if you ignore it on the off chance the child or others could try to hide it more or try other things, you already lost that child.