Cell phones in school

Cell phones in school Most schools in our area do not allow students to have cell phones in school. I feel it should not be a
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Cell phones in school

Most schools in our area do not allow students to have cell phones in school. I feel it should not be against the rules to have a cell phones in schools.

During the Columbine shooting a student who had a cell phone called the local authorities which helped them locate the shooters and help save many lives. While I was riding my school bus home we were involved in an accident. My mother became worried when I did not arrive home on time, when she contacted the school, the only information they could give her was that there was an accident. She did not know if anyone was hurt or how bad the crash was. Fortunately a girl on the bus had her cell phone and allowed several of us to use it to call parents and reassure them of our safety. Indeed, both of these students did break their schools rules by bringing their cell phones to school. Without them the outcome could have been different.

Everyone, whether they would admit it or not, forgets things. On certain days, I have to stay after school for sports events, clubs and even test retakes. There isn't always a set time for my parents to pick me up. If there is no pay phone available and I can't take my cell phone to school, how I am supposed to get home?

It is not just the students who want cell phones in school, it is the parents that care about their child's safety. I think if we had more community awareness about the benefits of students having cell phones in school we would get these policies changed like many other states already have.

Tyler Bewley

Berlin Heights

Teach recycling

I am writing because I think more schools should be active in the role of recycling. Recycling is very critical to the cleanliness of the environment.

It saves trees from being harvested. Trees are very important to the ecosystem and filter pollutants from the air.

It also preserves our natural resources and reduces toxic pollutants in the air.

Recycling is very beneficial for the community and the environment, so make a difference and get involved.

Lauren Dunnavant

Berlin Heights