Pay attention, please
By Lynn Meredith
on May 28, 2009
High school restricts cell phone use
by Lynn Meredith
The experiment to allow students to carry cell phonesâ€”even though they are required to be turned offâ€”during school hours has not worked.
“We’ve had more and more issues with cell phones this year,” Assistant High School Principal Ian Smith said. “The students are texting, taking pictures and videos, sharing answers on tests and surfing the Internet during class.”
The school will go back to what it did previously and not allow students to carry the phones on their persons. They will be allowed to use them before and after school.
If caught using the phone, the student will be given detention and the phone confiscated for the day for the first offense with penalties increasing for subsequent offenses.