The scariest thing is it was met with this reaction;

The request came from pupils and parents, he said.

He had had no parent feedback yet but when the suggestion was announced at a senior assembly, it was met with applause.

But that's not all...

Teachers and principals have the right to search through students' personal diaries, cellphones or laptops under new guidelines issued by the Education Ministry.

The guidelines, released today by Education Minister Anne Tolley, say searches and confiscations affect student rights and their privacy and should only be carried out if a student has, or is believed to have, an item that poses an immediate or direct threat to safety.
I don't know about you guys, but when I was at school I always hid my gun in my diary, and my knife in my cellphone.