Denmark: Random drug tests at vocational schools

Every third vocational school in Denmark reserves the right to drug-test their students, reveals a survey carried out by Politiken Research among 73 schools.

While most schools only check students who they have a ‘reasonable suspicion’ about, others apply random urine testing. Those who repeatedly test positive may end up being expelled.

“We can’t have students who are under the influence of drugs,” Peter Amstrup, the head of the Danish association for vocational school leaders, told Politiken.

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