Bob Godfrey

Student Cell Phone Bill Passes the House

Student Cell Phone Bill Passes the House

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that sets standards for schools to search students cellphones and other electronic devices.

"There are literally thousands of children who go to school today carrying a mobile electronic device,'' said Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, a West Hartford Democrat and co-chairman of the legislature's education committee. "We really don't have anything in our statutes around what is permissible or not when it comes to search or seizure of those devices.''

Increasingly, school districts have adopted...

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