A 14-year-old girl gets a $298.00 ticket and has her cellphone confistcated for texting in class. In other words, she has been charged with a crime.
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There is, as any parent would know, much more to the story.
According to the report, not only did she refuse to stop sending text messages, she refused to cooperate with an officer, tried to hide her cell phone, and was generally recalcitrant.
From the story:
“It’s possible, though uncertain, if the student’s arrest marked the first time high-school texting has led to an arrest. It’s a difficult question to answer, since such arrests would appear in records as ‘disorderly conduct’ or a similar charge, according to Leone.”