Metal detectors at Paddington Academy

10 June 2008

Very interesting to see that Paddington Academy is one of the few schools to bite the bullet — or pull the knife if you like — and introduce metal detectors to stop knife crimes in the school. Even more interesting to note, that it was the pupils who wanted it. As I argued previously on the BBC and elsewhere, teachers need this power and pupils appreciate it when it’s rational, compassionate adults who are running the show and not the yobs.,,30100-1311114,00.html

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