Schools too strict on cell­phones, writes stu­dent

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Dear edi­tor,

In school, cell­phones are strictly pro­hib­ited to be turned on dur­ing class time. I am a stu­dent who be­lieves that the school is far too strict and that cell­phones should be al­lowed.

One good rea­son to al­low cell­phones in class is for emer­gen­cies such as if a fam­ily mem­ber was sent to the hos­pi­tal and one way that some­one could reach you is through your cell­phone. The school phone lines could be busy and if we did not have our cell­phones on we would not know about this emer­gency.

Yes, I agree that cell­phones should not be on dur­ing tests and ex­ams, but when the teacher is done teach­ing and the work is done in class, there is no rea­son not to be able to have it on. If some­body gets caught with their cell­phone on, even if it’s the last minute of class, or be­tween classes, they will be sent down to the of­fice, have their cell­phone taken for the re­main­der of the day, get two de­merit points and a lec­ture. I know this be­cause fel­low stu­dents have told me.

My point is that cell­phones should be al­lowed to be used when the teacher is not teach­ing, when there is not a test, and if the stu­dent is done the as­signed work.

Bradley Butt River­head, Har­bour Grace

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