Fury over drug tests for pupils.Byline: JAMES TAIT
TORY North-east MSP (1) (Management Service Provider or Managed Service Provider) An organization that manages a customer's computer systems and networks which are either located on the customer's premises or at a third-party datacenter. David Davidson has called for random DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. drug tests on schoolchildren.
He said tests could be carried out on hair samples taken from secondary pupils, claiming it was the only way to deal with soaring heroin and cocaine abuse.
But yesterday his plans were attacked by politicians and education chiefs.
Mr Davidson said pupils found to have taken drugs could be put on a rehabilitation programme, rather than prosecuted.
He said: "It is an opportunity to offer practical help and possibly save lives."
Mike Russell, SNP SNP Scottish National Party
Noun 1. SNP - (genetics) genetic variation in a DNA sequence that occurs when a single nucleotide in a genome is altered; SNPs are usually considered to be point mutations that have been evolutionarily education spokesman, said: "David Davidson is in need of a reality check.
"Drug testing on schoolchildren is totally unacceptable."
And Dr Jim Black, Aberdeenshire Council's head of education, said: "My own view is that it would be unworkable as well as being undesirable."