School to seize cell phones

FAYETTEVILLE At the start of every school day, administrators at Fayetteville Christian School will impound every student's cell phone beginning Tuesday.

A local newspaper reports the policy came to fruition after teachers caught students texting test answers twice this year.

The school's headmaster Tammi Peters told parents in an e-mail that students will put their cell phones into plastic food bags marked with their name at the start of the school day.

The bags will be collected and stored in the office, and students can reclaim their phones from their first-period teachers at the end of the school day.

Approximately 370 students will be affected by the ban.

Any student who violates the ban will be assigned a Saturday work day at the school and a $25 fine. Recurring offenders could face suspension.

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