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Schools in England have been given the legal right to search pupils who are suspected of carrying knives.Little bit different here in Canada, huh?
The Department for Education and Skills will also give heads guidance on how to use airport-style metal detectors to screen young people.
The guidelines state that a pupil can be refused entry to a school if he or she refuses to be screened.
On March 2, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, first, that a total ban on wearing a kirpan to school violated an individual’s freedom of religion protected by section 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and, second, that this ban on religious expression was not reasonable or justifiable, as is required under section 1.