Students frisking allowed to British teachers
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Students frisking allowed to British teachers

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Soon Britain is to roll out new rules according to which school teachers will be allowed to frisk students for mobile phones, electronic gadgets and even pornography and cigarettes in a bid to prevent disruption in classrooms. The same would be inclusive highlights of an education White Paper that are to be published next week outlining the new rights for teachers to be able to search students for any item that can potentially interrupt lessons. Confiscation of mobile phones, MP3 players and other electronic gadgets will be allowed in case of need by the school staff. There are also included in the same plans to simplify rules on the use of physical force, giving teachers greater powers to take disruptive children out of classrooms without fear of legal action.

The reforms will also give staff the power to search students for items including pornography, cigarettes and fireworks. Earlier, teachers could only search students' clothes and bags for weapons, drugs, alcohol and stolen goods if the student did not give consent to the check.

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