In the Media

Parents 'want weapons searches'

PUBLISHED September 10, 2004

Parents want radical action to stop drugs and weapons getting into schools, a survey suggests.

Random searches for contraband were by backed by 90% of the 1,000 parents who took part in the poll published in the Times Educational Supplement.
Some 80% said pupils who sold cannabis should be expelled, while 71% backed expulsion for those found with knives.