Last Friday as period 4 came in a student brought up a cell phone. She found it on or near her desk (she didn't say). I accepted it and put it aside.
While students aren't supposed to use cell phones at school, they are allowed to have them on their persons. The phones are supposed to be powered off and put away. And as long as I don't see them, I don't worry about them.
So, a lost cell phone will be returned to the student.
But that's not what got the other students' attention.
"You should keep it."
"Give it to me. I can hack it."
"Oh, wait. That's my phone."
The student that lost the phone should be grateful that those students didn't find it.