Public school teaches students a lesson in guilty until proven innocent

The nation’s public education system is where the majority of young Americans are first indoctrinated to the idea that the state is always right. A recent story out of New Jersey involving 75 students who were required to provide blood and urine samples after administrators spotted a beer can at a football game is proof positive that American youth are being conditioned to exist in a tyrannical society.

According to local news reports, administrators at Randolph Township High School forced 75 students to report to local medical facilitates for blood and urine samples because they were sitting in a section of bleachers near where a school official spotted a beer can during a Sept. 1 football game.

The local Daily Record reported:

Scores of Randolph students were pulled from the bleachers of a Randolph High School football game Friday night and compelled to undergo alcohol screening after a beer can either fell or was thrown in front of school personnel monitoring the student section, according to a statement from district Superintendent Jennifer A. Fano.

The students were sequestered in classrooms before the kickoff of the season-opening home victory over Livingston, creating what some parents described as a chaotic scene.

Parents were contacted to pick up their children and have them screened. District policy and regulation states that failure to comply with a screening is deemed a positive test result and will result in a suspension from school, Fano explained.

Here’s how Randolph High School student and Class of 2018 President Nate Pangaro described the ordeal in a public Facebook post, “Before the game could begin, an administrator went to the front and told everyone to be quiet. He announced that he found an opened beer can on the ground that rolled to him, and that someone should confess to (whose) it was before everyone was taken in for a breathalyzer test. No one confessed, so people went into the school each row at a time to be tested.”

In a later statement to parents, many of whom were understandably upset, Fano justified the school’s actions, saying: “Upon further investigation, several other containers of alcohol were identified. There were also other indicia that the students in this section had consumed alcohol. As educators, we are charged with enforcing policy. The law requires that we send students out to be tested when it appears that they may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

So Fano is saying that her administrators had reason to believe that 75 students were under the influence of alcohol? Some folks in the local community remain unconvinced and are calling B.S.

Christopher C. Treston, a local school board candidate, told the Daily Record that any sensible observer ought to have been able to see the problem with forcing such a large number of students to take the tests.

“Let me be very clear: teenage drinking is a serious problem, and it did in fact occur at our school on Friday night,”  he said. “Our process of preventing backpacks, bottles and cans from entering the stadium broke down. In addition, some number of students arrived intoxicated. We owe it to the community to identify such students, and to protect them and the community. But, we also need to do it in a way that protects the rights and dignity of the student body. When the accused-but-innocent outnumber the guilty 16 to one, we probably did it wrong.”

Unfortunately, heads of the U.S. national security apparatus and major law enforcement agencies would probably disagree– just take a look at the ever-expanding guilt over innocence initiatives (forced sobriety checkpoints, civil forfeiture policies, the entire surveillance gathering system) Americans are conditioned to embrace every day in the name of “safety.”

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