A new high-tech marking system is aiming to cut down on school thefts in the Scottish city of Inverness, the Highland News reports. Crown Primary is the first school to sign up for the service, which will guard against thieves by helping police identify a stolen item’s rightful owner. The school has teamed up with Inverness Crime Prevention Panel and Northern Constabulary to launch the new initiative, which will see all valuable equipment in the school marked using a product called Selecta DNA. The product is a clear, water-based adhesive containing a unique DNA identity signature. Produced and distributed by Selectamark Security Systems, the marking system involves a locked-in code that cannot be replicated or decoded. A marked school item will be immediately less attractive to thieves and harder to sell. But if it is stolen and then recovered by police, the DNA microdot marking will identify who it belongs to…

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