Friday, September 20, 2013

Lost Cell Phone

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.

9 comments:

  1. Goodness! Where has a sense of decency gone? It wasn't all that long ago a lost item would have been turned into the teacher or school, no questions asked. Morals, people.

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  2. No kidding! Although isn't there some kind of tracking device on the phone? I thought you can go to a computer and track down your phone.

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  3. Give it to me. I can hack it. Jeez. I'm not surprised, but still, I'm with Crystal.

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  4. Doesn't surprise me at all. Unfortunately.

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  5. This story stands in sad, and stark, contrast to that story about the 19-year-old DQ manager who refused to serve a customer that took $20 from a blind man. I like to hope there's more of the 19 year olds-manager types than the kids in your class.

    Maybe they were joking?

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    1. I'd like to think they were joking, especially because the phone was turned in to me.

      On Monday, I posted a note on the board for anyone missing a cell phone to see me. A girl approached me at the end of 3rd period. She had been going crazy all weekend wondering where the thing went.

      So, happy ending.

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  6. Of course they wanted to hack it. They're teenagers. It's all about doing the bad thing. Until they grow out of it (hopefully), the adults have to remind them of, you know, rules.

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  7. I'm hoping they were joking. Obviously they knew you weren't going to do any of the above. Glad the girl who it belonged to got it back.

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    1. I wonder what they would have done if I had given it to them. They probably would have fallen over from shock.

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