Whatever LEAs do should be in line with the plans that Lord Cullen encourages individual schools to draw up, and will be in addition to measures announced by the Government in May. in response to the recommendations of the working group on school security. "It would be very difficult to prescribe particular standards of security that will apply to every school," Mr Forsyth said. "Schools should be places where children should be safe, but as open as they can be to the wider community." He also said that he would be introducing legislation to allow youth organisations access to criminal records.
The Labour MP, George Robertson, who lives in Dunblane, said: "What comes through the harrowing descriptions in the report is the remarkable and inspirational behaviour of the school staff and especially of the headteacher, Ron Taylor. Their heroism and professionalism should never be forgotten. "