Boy suspended fo answering phone call from father deployed in Iraq

@sedel1027 (17854)
United States
April 12, 2008 2:52pm CST
I understand there is school policies, but you would think they could make an exception.,2933,350988,00.html "Cove High School in Texas, where half the students have at least one parent deployed, justified the punishment against Brandon Hill by saying he had violated the no-cell-phone policy when he took the call from his father, who is serving in Iraq."
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I think the school should have made an acception also. I know they have rules and guidelines for the children to follow but this is a bit too far, in my book. I think the school system is just as bad of an influence on our children these days.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
13 Apr 08
This is pathetic. Can't the school be more reasonable & compassionate. I am sure the students father would have tried to ring at a suitable time, but of course, with the armed forces this is not always possible. The enemy are hardly going to make time for the opposition to ring their kid. I can understand a ban on cell phones, but really, this is going too far. Especially when it only happened once. If the student was constantly receiving phone calls from his Father, the school would have a case to complain. What if this kids was unable to contact his son (due to the school) & the next day was killed in action.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
Wow, that is rotten, I'd take the call from my dad too. screw it. that's just cruel.. I understand if they make an exception for him, then there would have to be exceptions for other things as well.. or maybe that's what they are thinking.. but really.. suspended ??
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I saw this trying to find the article on the Montana prank.. I think for those who parents are in Iraq, they should allow calls. and in the video, the school did change their mind, but school all across the country need to also allow calls, because in other states, they are suspending kids from taking calls from Iraq..
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I'll be the first to admit that I am no lover of cell phones and that they should all be switched off in school, but for goodness sake, how often does that kid get to talk to his Dad who will most likely be away for 15 months. The fact that anyone would take issue with his talking to his Dad is absolutely abhorrent.