Drug testing of high school athletes should not occur; it will not lead to safer school environments. Drug testing might actually make students feel less safe and less trusting towards their instructors and school mentors.
High school athletes who get drug tested at the demands of their school coaches may become warier and guarded around their coaches, people who are supposed to build trust and make their players feel safe and secure.
The constant threat of invasion of privacy and violation of personal space accompanies the drug testing of high school athletes. Instead of making students feel safer, it will make students anxious, stressed, and untrusting of their school environment.
Drug testing high school students will not lead to a safer climate within schools.