A Long Eaton school are cracking down on illegal substances by carrying out drug tests on its students as part of their new policy.

Trent College, on Derby Road, sent letters out to parents introducing their new policy which included concerns regarding smoking and other illegal drug use.

Despite the letter suggesting the testing would be at ‘random’, it is believed the tests will only be used on pupils who may have been exposed to drugs in their personal lives.

We spoke to the people of Nottingham to ask their opinions on the matter.

Andrew Jones, 36, Nottingham said: “I think it’s a push too far, it seems a little bit unnecessary when less invasive measures could be put in place.”

“I think it’s a push too far, it seems a little bit unnecessary when less invasive measures could be put in place.”

It is not yet known whether any other schools or colleges in the area have decided to run any similar testing schemes.

Gabriella Main, 21, Nottingham said: “I think it’s bizarre that they’re introducing drug tests on students, it’s crazy and intrusive and not really any of their business.”

Even due to mixed reviews, the school are still continuing to pursue their plans on tackling drug use.