Student Suspended For Mother's Phone Call From Iraq
from the how-nice dept
There's a big trend these days to completely ban mobile phones in schools, or to suspend students who use the phones in ways that seem appropriate. The latest such example is a student who has been suspended for taking a phone call from his mother -- who is stationed in Iraq. He did so during lunch time, not during a class. However, the school's rules prohibit using phones during school hours, so a teacher told him to stop. The student apparently became upset, and the school is defending its actions by saying they didn't necessarily suspend him for taking a phone call, but for the way he responded to the teacher who told him to hang up the phone. Of course, if it weren't for the teacher telling him to hang up, he wouldn't have become so angry. Either way, this seems like a case where letting the student take the phone call, and letting the matter go would have made a lot more sense.