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Stop ignoring drugs

The Times carries a story which contrasts two mother’s views about the right measures for schools to take on drug incidents.

One calls for “zero tolerance”, random searches from 11 years old and sniffer dogs, and the other says:

“When my boys were suspended for smoking pot I was enormously grateful that the school did not expel them,” she says. “I know of a school locally where they have set up an exclusion room for pupils doing drugs. To expel them when parents are working is throwing the problem on to the streets.”

We also get Peter Walker expressing surprise that so few schools have followed his lead in introducing random testing, and Dr Seldon (of Wellington College) telling us there is a “drugs epidemic”.


Filed under: school drug policy

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