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Windows 7: Is this legal?

14 Jan 2010   #1

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Is this legal?

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?
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14 Jan 2010   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Dunno about the legality - seems a sensible "punishment" to me.
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14 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Dunno about the legality - seems a sensible "punishment" to me.
I agree. School is for learning, not texting your friends.
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14 Jan 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Been pretty standard practice in schools for decades, if you are using something in class you are not supposed to be using, the teachers confiscate it. If your sister is dumb enough to keep doing it, well, school is really where she needs to be.
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14 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
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?
You have the right to refuse to give up the phone. Of course the school also has the right to send you home at that point.
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14 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

They probably won't let her text when she is at the pinnacle of her employment career making fries at the local McDonald's.

She might try actually attending the class and leaning something. That way she may have a shot at earning a living and not just collecting unemployment while complaining the government has screwed up the economy and she can't find any job paying more than the minimum wage. Or course she will be competing with her friends for that same dead end job because they too didn't bother to get an education and are illiterate.

The teacher actually appears to be doing their job and doing it well.
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14 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
You have the right to refuse to give up the phone. Of course the school also has the right to send you home at that point.
I completely agree with you. School is for learning not txting friends, that can be saved for later times. But, that does show how technology has made things difficult or easier for different people such as teachers. A rule at my high school is that you can have them, but they don't want to see them unless its lunch or when people are boarding the bus.

EDIT: rscalzo, you'd think with only 1 post under your name (at the time of your first post on this thread), you would focus on posting in thread that matters.

Welcome to teh forums, rscalzo! Don't forget to fill out your system specs.
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14 Jan 2010   #8
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello rscalzo, welcome to Seven Forums; well said!
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14 Jan 2010   #9

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello rscalzo, welcome to Seven Forums; well said!
+1,me.
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14 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rscalzo View Post
They probably won't let her text when she is at the pinnacle of her employment career making fries at the local McDonald's.

She might try actually attending the class and leaning something. That way she may have a shot at earning a living and not just collecting unemployment while complaining the government has screwed up the economy and she can't find any job paying more than the minimum wage. Or course she will be competing with her friends for that same dead end job because they too didn't bother to get an education and are illiterate.

The teacher actually appears to be doing their job and doing it well.
I completely agree, BUT a teacher has no right to take someone's phone and keep it after his/hers class is over.
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...keep her phone till the next Monday?
You mean, the teacher kept it over the weekend or something?
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