Norwegian police will stop using drug detection dogs in schools

Detection dogPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The police in Norway will no longer use drug detection dogs in schools. 

According to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK), the Police Directorate came to the conclusion that the police will no longer bring drug detection dogs to schools. The Directorate has concluded that the negative consequences are more significant than the positive ones.

“We are stopping it because we have seen that it affects the learning environment negatively. In addition, it leads to the stigmatization of individual students,” department director Bjørn Eirik Vandvik in the Police Directorate stated.

Minister of Education and Liberal Party leader Guri Melby told NTB she is “very happy that reason has prevailed.”

“It is positive that the schools and the police are working together to prevent crime, but this must be done in other ways. On behalf of the students across the country, I am pleased that this practice is now being stopped.”

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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