Britain’s top private schools are ‘awash with Class A drugs’, according to new study

An investigation by the society magazine Tatler found taking Class A drugs is ‘normal’ among pupils at some fee-paying schools, including elite boarding schools. The Daily Mail reports

A series of interviews with dozens of youngsters reveals many are recruited to drugs via their peer group at school, with older ones acting as dealers.

One 17-year-old boy at a ‘well-known liberal boarding school’ told Tatler: ‘In the last year, I haven’t been on a night out or even to a friend’s house where there hasn’t been a person taking drugs.” He said he started taking MDMA when he was 14, and moved on to ketamine soon after.

‘Meet Tatler’s Gen-Z, Class A students,’ the magazine said.

‘While teenage drug use is nothing new, what is striking – indeed radically different to times past – is just how run-of-the-mill, how ordinary, it is for this group of adolescents.’

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