Should schools be able to search pupils?

Stuff has an article about the principal's union pushing for schools to get the right to search their pupils for weapons and drugs.

My initial impression is that I don't like the idea of school teachers having the right to search pupils - I feel sure it would quickly be abused and I'd rather they called the Police in if it was necessary. The Police have warrantless powers of search for both weapons and drugs so it isn't like they'd even have to wait for them to get a search warrant.

Anyone?

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