By textfail - 28/02/2009 17:03 - United States
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ok first of all, in SOME schools, teachers have the right to confiscate 'disruptive objects' for a limited amount of time, like till the end of the class or the day, but they MUST give it back. ----------- BUT!!! they definety cannot open the phone and read the messages without the person's consent (or a search warrent) ------------- Also, for those of u saying that minors have no rights under the constitution, remeber the first line of it?? it says "WE THE PEOPLE", it doesnt say "WE THE ADULTS", also are you saying that teachers can just go up to a random kid and pull down thier pants?? because they have no right of privacy?? ------------ for those who say that teachers have right since school are government property, i ask u, isnt roads/streets/highways also gov't property?? ...so your saying that the moment i leave my house and step on the street, my rights are somehow "diminished"?? overall i find teachers have maken a wayy to big a fuss out off cellphones....STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS PEOPLE!!!
When the teachers at my school take someones phone, they give it to the principal, and he will look at EVERY SINGLE text message you've sent/recieved. OP, why the crap were you sexting in class? And if you are under 18, they can legally arrest you for sexting, I believe
Teachers CAN NOT read the messgages. When you phone is taken, take the battery out! You have the right to and at your school for the one saying the principal reads all your texts, thats invasion of personal space and can be arrested or fined. We do still have rights in school, but extra laws to listen to as well. If the Supreme Court said kids have no rights in school, it would be mayhem. Pure mayhem. I wouldnt let my kids go to school and some teachers would be even meanier and stricter than now. If we have no rights, why are teachers not allowed to beat us? Teachers have been arrested for violating a students RIGHTS before, therefore, kids do have rights.
For everyone saying the school/teacher/etc has no right to look at the texts and that it's illegal, check the student-parent handbooks your school gives you at the beginning of the year. They almost always include a technology agreement where you wave your right to privacy on any technology you bring onto campus. The last four schools I've taught at had that in it, as did the high school I attended (right before cellphones became cheap and ubiquitous).
Stand up for your rights. Take the phone from him. Forcibly, if need be.
Dude fuck that. My property is my property. When I was in school they tried taking my cell from me. I said touch it and I break your hand. Teacher tried touching it and I tried breaking her hand. My parents backed me up at told the school to stop being big brother. Btw straight A student here
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#7 - Thing about that is, phones aren't illegal, and don't pose a physical risk to others. It's as asinine as confiscating lipstick or gum - it's a private thing and others really have no rights to take those from you. If she were smoking in class - if she's underage, it's a crime. If she isn't - it can pose a physical risk to others, especially in poorly-ventilated areas. Looking at a dick on a cellphone isn't a crime, but that's not the point. Teachers shouldn't be confiscating cellphones, because it is a private possession and is not illegal to own.