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Warren County Schools Change Cell Phone Policy

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by Chris Conte

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. - In an effort to keep up with students and technology Warren County School officials have updated their cell phone policy.

Under the new policy, administrators can confiscate students' phones and also look at their text messages if they see it's necessary.

"That we're going to go and start searching every phone, that's not the case. If we have reasonable suspicion, by law we're going to look at the phone if we don't, we will not," explained Bobby Cox who is the Director of Schools.

Cox said there are some instances where kids can use their phones for educational purposes, but in most cases a student caught on their phone will have it taken away for seven days or until a parent picks it up.

"There's certain time we would allow students, and certain times we wouldn't," he added.

Students said they see the move as an invasion of privacy.

"I don't really say anything bad on my phone, but I don't want people in my business," one student said. 

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