Don’t use your cell phone during class if you’re a student at Canyon High School, in Canyon, Texas. This prominently displayed sign around the school puts everyone on notice (I assume this does not apply to teachers, however) they’ll face a $15 fine for violating the district cell phone use policy.
A few years ago when I was working for AT&T and gave a series of presentations on Internet Safety for students in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, students from Okeene told me they also had a school policy of fines for using a cell phone at school. I don’t know if that Okeene policy is still in place. At the time, students told me it was a graduated policy, with the fine amount increasing for repeated offenses.
Is it legal for schools to fine students like this for using a cell phone?
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