I might literally have died.
I'm glad the supreme court voted 8-1 against that strip search of that poor junior high girl whom the school suspected of carrying ibuprofin. I mean seriously, ibuprofin?
What scares the daylights out of me is that I believe I might literally have died had I been forced to attend a school with an insane zero tolerance policy. I have asthma, and before the days of Merck's (whose stock I own) Singulair, it was not very well controlled asthma. I had to use a maintenance inhaler several times a day, and it still didn't keep me from reaching for my rescue inhaler on a far too frequent (and mostly unpredictable) basis.
I don't know that I would have made it to a nurse's station during a severe attack. Heaven knows what would have happened had I got there, wheezing and blue in the face, only to be told "sorry -- you're going to have to sit there until we get hold of your folks."
I understand that some drugs are bad in any quantity, others are bad if not being used to treat a specific condition, and still others are bad in high doses or if modified in some way. And I also understand not wanting to force school officals to become pharmacologists in order to determine whether or not students are doing dangerous or illegal activities.
But seriously, there has to be some semblance of common sense. Otherwise people will die because of (rather than in spite of) stupid policies.