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    14-year-old arrested for texting in class!!

    Date: 02.19.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Last week at Wauwatosa East High School in Wisconsin, a 14-year-old girl was texting during her math class. When asked several times by her teacher to stop, she refused and continued her texts. The school resource officer was called and the girl denied having a phone. A search by a female officer revealed the phone in her pants.


    Due to the disruption she caused in class, her continued use of the phone and lying about it when confronted, she was cited for disorderly conduct. She was arrested and her parents had to post bail for the amount of the fine, $298.00. She was also suspended from school for a week and given a court date.

    Her father was quoted saying his daughter crossed the line, and that the school officials made the right call.

    For more about texting and school, see:  http://askthejudge.info/do-students-have-a-right-to-cell-phone-privacy-while-at-school/153/

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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