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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Young people face body searches to tackle knife scourge

Schools in England have been given the legal right to search students who are suspected of carrying knives.

See full knife search story on The Times online

What do you think? Good idea?

Head teachers will be given guidance on how to use airport-style metal detectors to screen young people.

The guidelines state that a pupil can be refused entry to a school if he or she refuses to be screened.

Education Secretary Alan Johnson said knife-carrying in schools was rare, but it was illegal and a message it would not be tolerated must be sent out.