N. Posey HS allowing students to use cell phones during school hours

N. Posey HS allowing students to use cell phones during school hours

POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) - Cell phone use during the school day is considered normal at North Posey High School.

Students can use their phones at lunch to text, call, and surf the web during school hours. Principal Scott Strieter says it is a way for students to have personal time while allowing them to be more tech savvy in classrooms, if that teacher allows it. A teacher like Amy Moore, who was a supporter of the usage of cell phones inside the classroom.

"I think it's part of our culture and we might as well teach students to use it responsibly than try to tell them this is a bad thing, you should hide it," Moore said.

With topics such as bullying, Principal Strieter says if social media becomes as issue, the privilege of cell phone use could change.

Lance Inkenbrandt, a student at North Posey says it is a way for students to have more freedom, while also being able to use the phones academically.

"If you take away students' cell phones, they're not going to have fun. You want kids to have fun and want to be at school," Inkenbrandt said.

Principal Strieter also said once this school year is over they will take a look back and see how everything worked out with the students using their cell phones during the school day and decide if it is something they want to continue with next year.

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