Well, certainly an excuse for one.
Today Templars received a letter telling them about a passive drugs dog visiting the school (passive drugs dog? one that doesn't bite? Or does that mean it's just really chilled out all the time?) Pretty good ey? Templars will have an opportunity to "ask questions to the dog handler and their police colleagues." As part of the demonstration the dog will be circulating amongst pupils and if it finds anything "further action may be taken by the school, the police, or both". Does this or does this not just sound like an excuse for a drugs raid? I mean come on, they bring a drugs dog in and it sniffs around the pupils to see if they have any drugs, call it learning and bang! it's not a drugs raid, it's a "Drugs Awareness program." Yeah, you will certainly be made aware when you're in prison for possession!
Joking aside, this is a fairly good idea. Let's just hope the fire alarm doesn't go off halfway through this as well.
A story which has been quite amusing since the letters were distributed today, I couldn't sit by and let Smoking Man alone take credit for breaking this news. But, importantly, I have to add that I feel it is a rather stupid idea. Not the drugs raid, but the fact we are warned in advance of it. I'm not sure whether we are forced to do so by law, or whether the school just didn't see the obvious flaw, but think about it - now the pupils likely to bring drugs with them will abstain from doing so until after the drugs raid. It's basically a letter telling potential drug handlers to hide their evidence before the police come. How stupid.
I hope the school now gets to sing Just Say No! And remember, kids, don't go planting drugs on your teachers.