The finding that police drug-dog searches in schools are illegal is a victory for human-rights, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party leader Michael Appleby says.
"The Police admit that searches of schools for drugs without warrant were a common occurance," he said.
"Hundred of illegal school searches breached the Bill of Rights for thousands of pupils.
"I congratulate police for finally accepting their actions were illegal."
Schools are turning to private drug-dog contractors in an effort to continue seaching the bags of students.
"Private drug search contractors are often run by former police officers," Mr Appleby said.
"The ALCP question the legality of these companies."