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Windows 7: Is this legal?

15 Jan 2010   #31

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Check you guns, knives & cell phones at the door coming in ! You can pick them up after class when you leave !

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15 Jan 2010   #32

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

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If the contract is in the parents name. Then they have a right to take it away from the student, but they must return it to the parents they can not keep it from the parents until the next monday. They have no right to keep their property. But they do have the right to forbid them to allow her to bring it on school grounds.
If it is on school property, and the school have told the parents about the rules (aka, signing their rule sheet at the beginning of the school year), then its legal.

Its like an EULA, by buying and using this software, you agree not to pirate / misuse it. By texting in class, you are breaking the EULA, and the school can remove it from you.


It would have to be directly spelled out in the rule book. Which in my area is not. Also depending on the type of school and area most parents don't have to sign any school agreement every new year. So if changes in policy have taken place most parents are unaware of this and should be informed thus that is why i stated earlier "the school can forbid the parents to allow it" From the time informed and then they agreed to the rules. Then yes they would have a right to take it for the week. But more then likely the rules would turn to the direction to other means of punishment such as In school expulsion or, out of school expulsion for a few days after repeated cases and parents informed.
Be glad the offender is not my child ... they would lose the phone permanently...
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15 Jan 2010   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

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My sister always comes home saying that the "stupid" teachers "stole" her phone. I then ask her what she was doing when it was taken and she replies "Texting in class". I know what my sister is doing is wrong and texting in class is a major disruption to classroom procedures but is it legal for them to take my sister's phone without her parents consent and keep her phone till the next Monday?
Get real. Yes the teacher can do that and you didn't have to ask that question here. You already knew the answer. She wasn't in the class to text.
What did you Mom or Dad do is the question? That's if they were told.
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15 Jan 2010   #34


What I liked was the article on a term paper a high school senior turned in. It was "texted". Whr r u? Hv u seen thm b4? No kidding! It was actually partially posted on line. And the girl was mad she failed!!!!
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15 Jan 2010   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

now i'm not 100% but i don't think any public school can prevent a student from bringing a phone onto campus, there have been instances i know of where school systems were sued over the practice and lost. it's the use of the phones on campus they have the right to control.
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15 Jan 2010   #36

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I believe "texting" would fall into that category...
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15 Jan 2010   #37

Windows 7 x64 Professional

My daughter tried that once (using her phone in the classroom). The teacher kept her phone til the END OF TERM!!!

I kept the phone for the next term and she got a phonecard for the public phone in the school's courtyard. School's for learning, not for faffing about.
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