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A week in secondary: 14 October 2016

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Teachers could get more powers to search pupils suspected of carrying weapons following an inquiry into the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne. The final report of the inquiry recommends that the Scottish government look at changing the law to allow school staff to search pupils without their consent. The report by child protection expert Andrew Lowe says that the conflict between pupils, which ultimately led to Bailey’s death, at Cults Academy in Aberdeen emerged rapidly out of “unexceptional banter” and it could not have been averted on the day. However, if those who knew that ...

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