Mexico: Legislator Proposes Drug Tests for Students in Jalisco

Posted on June 24, 2011 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Health, Mexico, Politics

Representative Abraham González Uyeda from Jalisco has proposed the creation of a law to protect the health and safety of children and adolescents, which would include mandatory drug testing, El Universal reports. The law is designed to prevent consumption of illegal drugs by middle and high school students, as well as those in college. The mandatory testing would help authorities detect those students in need of support to overcome drug abuse. González Uyeda said that one out of every five middle and high school students have taken some kind of drug; he does not consider the proposed mandatory testing to be a violation of students’ rights, but necessary to protect the health of the state’s young people. Read Article

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