First, they came for the athletes . . .
Cheerleaders, band members, ball players, kids on the speech and debate team - any student participating in extracurricular activities - would pee in a cup under a random drug testing plan being considered at Whitefish High School.
“We're just discussing what's possible,” said school Superintendent Jerry House. “We're trying to do what's right for the kids. You can't make good decisions unless you're willing to learn about an issue, so that's what we're doing - we're listening, and we're learning.”
So far, what he's learning is that random drug testing of teens is a remarkably murky and divisive proposal.
On the one side is a gathering of coaches, teachers and concerned citizens who “want to give these kids another opportunity to