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  1. Boy admits possessing Ecstasy at school

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Joyce Man

    ... to undergo regular urine testing and requested a probation officer's report. Cheung pleaded guilty yesterday in Kowloon City Court to possessing a dangerous drug and a part-one poison. He ... year. Fourteen drug cases in schools, resulted in 24 pupils being arrested. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung is expected to announce details today of a voluntary drug-testing ...

  2. Parents back drug-test plan, but some don't understand it

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Only about a third of parents say they understand the proposed school drug-testing scheme, a survey shows. But they gave firm support for the controversial pilot plan. ... cent said police liaison officers should be informed of the drug test results, and 66.9 per cent said police should trace drug sources through pupils who tested positive. Early, this month, ...

  3. Bar Association voices fears on school drug tests

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Bar Association is the latest professional group to raise concerns about the trial of a voluntary drug-testing scheme in Tai Po schools. In a written comment issued yesterday, ... on when and how to conduct the drug-testing programme. The Bar Association said students may be participating voluntarily, but the scheme may be coercive in effect because of pressure from ...

  4. Spying and tests come under fire

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Agnes Lam Detective agencies, which have begun advertising their services amid publicity over plans for random drug tests in schools, say they are receiving an increasing ... secondary school pupils polled in Kwun Tong said they would join a voluntary drug-testing scheme at schools, a survey has found. A total of 77.8 per cent of the pupils polled by the Boys' ...

  5. Private eyes hired to spy on teens

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the service amid publicity over plans for random drug tests in schools, say they are receiving an increasing number of inquiries. But frontline social workers say the practice is 'ridiculous ... hiring a detective to spy on them,' he said. Meanwhile, more than 80 per cent of 3,222 secondary school pupils polled in Kwun Tong said they would join a voluntary drug-testing scheme ...

  6. Girl who collapsed on ketamine tells school assembly she has sworn off drugs for life

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in hospital, she was very weak and told him she would not take drugs again. She agreed with proposals to introduce drug testing in schools, he said. Deputy principal Lau Chi-kan said recent drug cases ... Phyllis Tsang A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was arrested when she collapsed after taking ketamine has vowed to schoolmates that she will not take drugs again, saying she will never forget ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and if it is private, then why is the taxpayer paying for street lighting, drainage, paving stones and MTR access. Callan Anderson, Quarry Bay Should police be told of pupils' positive drug tests? I have reservations about police being told if a pupil's drug test is positive. The underlying aim of the drug test is to identify potential drug addicts and help them turn over a new leaf through proper ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commissioner for Narcotics Revised scheme strikes balance I fully support the pilot drug- testing scheme in schools, because I believe it could lead to a reduction in the number of students who ... of test dates and they will be randomly selected. This means teenagers taking drugs will know that they could be found out at any time. Ho Chu-ping, chairman of the Tai Po Federation ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... do you think of the revisions to the drug testing scheme? The school drug test scheme has now been modified ('Changes keep police out of drug testing', September 4). Part ... refuse to take the test and will not be required to undergo counselling. I am concerned that those abusing drugs will simply refuse to submit to the test. The revised scheme gives too much ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... powerful environmental change in the future. Gordon Peterson, vice-president corporate social responsibility, Timberland Don't involve police in tests I have serious doubts about the drug test ... illicit drugs. Virginia Yue, Tsuen Wan A good way to foster contempt Drug testing has been tried in other parts of the world and it does not have a significant impact on reducing drug abuse. ...




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