Random drug test warning

25th February 2005 at 00:00
Random drug-testing in schools could lead to children using harder substances, according to a study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report says that pupils could switch from cannabis to heroin because it is harder to detect. It also said that the rise in drug-testing in schools could damage relations between pupils and teachers. "Random drug-testing of schoolchildren: A shot in the arm or a shot in the foot for drug prevention?" is at www.jrf.org.uk

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