Wilson students protest school cell p...

Wilson students protest school cell phone ban

There are 384 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from May 28, 2009, titled Wilson students protest school cell phone ban. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

Students protested at Wilson Magnet High School Thursday morning because the school is banning cell phones other electronics during school hours.

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Slim Pickens

Rush, NY

#1 May 28, 2009
Poor little spoiled kidsÖ I canít imagine going to school and not texting or playing with some sort of hand held devise. I donít know what I would have done without my cell phone in High School in 1978. Oh yeah we didnít have anyÖ
Really

Cincinnati, OH

#2 May 28, 2009
The students say it's a safety issue to be without their cell phones?! What's wrong with these kids? They are our future?? Scary. Most adults didn't have cell phones when we were in high school and amazingly, we survived!!!!!! Give us a break.
Stumped

United States

#3 May 28, 2009
How can being without your cell phone be a safety hazzard? I just dont get it. When I was in high school, we didn't have cell phones and I never felt unsafe. Kids nowadays are totally spoiled and entitled. It was almost like a reward to have your cell phone in school, but they took advantage of the situation and took it too far and now they have to pay the consequences. I truly hope that the decision makers stick to their guns on this one and teach the kids that there are penalties and fall out for their actions. There isn't enough of that today and that is why things are the way that they are.
Ralph

Webster, NY

#5 May 28, 2009
boo hoo poor little kiddies. Are you there to learn (which many seem to find difficult) or text and twitter?

here is an idea kids...pay attention and learn. Get an education so you can perhaps make something of yourself.
Allison

Webster, NY

#6 May 28, 2009
Hockey Lover -- haha -- nice comment.

Ralph -- totally agree with you: "Here is an idea kids...pay attention and learn. Get an education so you can perhaps make something of yourself."
susiesus

Canandaigua, NY

#7 May 28, 2009
this is so disgusting... a safety issue? this scares me for these kids future.
chyna

Fort Defiance, AZ

#8 May 28, 2009
i go to wilsoion and i think it was funny how it happened because the way they went bout it and honestly if i was the news i wouldnt of took non of us seriose but there was no reason for them to tak cell phones yes it was used yestarday for pranks but it was to warn students to so they wont get caught up in the mix of the pranks
chyna

Fort Defiance, AZ

#9 May 28, 2009
i go to wilson and i think it was funny how it happened because the way they went bout it and honestly if i was the news i wouldn't of took non of us seriose but there was no reason for them to take cell phones yes it was used yestarday for pranks but it was to warn students too so they wont get caught up in the mix of the pranks so everyone who got something to say bout us wilson students and hop off and get a life because cell phones are a must exspecially since we out located in a very bad enviorment and were not spoiled
sicerly,chynadoll
Some Wilson Students

Fort Defiance, AZ

#10 May 28, 2009
first of all... to set the story straight senior prank day is a tradition and we shouldnt be punished for it... also life now is different now than it is then... alot of kids are helping "run the household" etc. or need to be in constant contact with their parents... also they failed to mention that they now only give us 7 minutes to get to the buses and now they have everyones phone etc. now how are we supposed to get on our bus if we are searching through hundreds of electronics to find ours ?? well thats all we have to say... for now ;]
Wilson scholar

Fort Defiance, AZ

#11 May 28, 2009
Well were sorry that you think that we are poor little kids but hello! wake up! it is a new generation of technology. It isnt how it was back then. Now-a-days out here in this crazy world you can walk out side to a gun shot, a rapist, a group of females or males that will jump you for your property. Cell phones are very useful because students that walk home and also that get of the bsus and have to walk a certain distance and would like to return home safe and in one piece. It is my concern that i get to school and back home safe and by that i keep my cell phone by myside incase of an emergency.
Sincerely,
A Cell Phone user.
nonjudgemental

Henrietta, NY

#12 May 28, 2009
chyna wrote:
i go to wilson and i think it was funny how it happened because the way they went bout it and honestly if i was the news i wouldn't of took non of us seriose but there was no reason for them to take cell phones yes it was used yestarday for pranks but it was to warn students too so they wont get caught up in the mix of the pranks so everyone who got something to say bout us wilson students and hop off and get a life because cell phones are a must exspecially since we out located in a very bad enviorment and were not spoiled
sicerly,chynadoll
Perfect example. Put down the phone and learn some English! Even if I'd had a cell phone and hand-held video games, I wouldn't have been allowed to take them to school!
Shaun

Pittsford, NY

#13 May 28, 2009
Senior Prank Day is a tradition and you shouldn't be punished for it?

I'm sorry, but if you do something that isn't right, you should be punished for it. If you break a rule or law, be prepared to deal with what comes after. If you aren't prepared to deal with it, then don't do it.

Don't bring the phones and ipods to school and you wont have to waste time searching for the devices before catching you bus.

I can't believe this is even a news worthy story except to show yet again how our society is even more me me me.
laughing

Cape Coral, FL

#14 May 28, 2009
The kids of this generation are very scary. Our future - huh?! What I want to know is how the majority of them are probably on welfare, but have enough money for cell phones! Robbing the system or what?!
Wilson student

Fort Defiance, AZ

#15 May 28, 2009
I undersatnd that you old folks didn't have cellphones in your day ...But HELLO ITS 2009!!! This is the generation of technology!!! Students use their phones to have emergency contact with their parents and or guardian. Things happen inside of school that students need to inform their parents about. This protest is normal and shows our opinon about something that concerns us. JUST 2 LET YOU ALL KNOW WE CAN STILL SPREAD THE NEWS OF A PRANK WITHOUT A CELL PHONE...SO what is taking our phones gonna do?? All its going to do is make us mad!! This protest shows that we are angry and we want this changed as soon as possible!!! NOT HAVING CELLPHONES IS VIOLATING YOUR SAFTEY!!!
grammar police

Farmington, NY

#16 May 28, 2009
chyna wrote:
i go to wilson and i think it was funny how it happened because the way they went bout it and honestly if i was the news i wouldn't of took non of us seriose but there was no reason for them to take cell phones yes it was used yestarday for pranks but it was to warn students too so they wont get caught up in the mix of the pranks so everyone who got something to say bout us wilson students and hop off and get a life because cell phones are a must exspecially since we out located in a very bad enviorment and were not spoiled
sicerly,chynadoll
I really hope that this was a joke, and not a true representation of our high school students!
Student Anonymous

Fort Defiance, AZ

#17 May 28, 2009
FIRST OF ALL...I AM A STUDENT AT JOSEPH C WILSON MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT ACADEMY... it is an issue because my mom constantly needs to check on me because of health issues. Also many of the students need to communicate with parents for other reasons and you can not blame them for using their cell phones to call parents because teachers will not allow them to use the class phones!!! Also, the pranks were not continued because of the phones people have mouths and will use them as they please...regardless of what is done! In addition, most of us are not spoiled and you are judging us on what you know by the adults without hearing the other side of the story. For the "Slim Pickens man" its not our fault you did'nt have cell phones; its not the same because you cant rely on something if never had it. Plus, not all of us text during classes so it's unjust to punish those who are innocent. Many of the people who disagree with the students hyperbolize the negatives of having a cell phone in school; just because you have a phone doesnt mean you're using it in class!!!
**ps...its deviCe not deviSe mr**
WILSON STUDENT

Fort Defiance, AZ

#18 May 28, 2009
Many of us who have our phones do get an education.

Wilson is an IB school; we have great scholars
laughing

Cape Coral, FL

#19 May 28, 2009
Attention Wilson students....look closely in the mirror. Most of you will probably amount to NOTHING!
Ashamed

Fort Defiance, AZ

#20 May 28, 2009
These spoiled brats should be ashamed of themselves. Why aren't they protesting their overcrowded classrooms, cuts to music and art programs, the loss of 200 teaching positions, failure to have the same resources as students in more affluent communities. They don't realize that other communities laugh at them when they see this type of behavior. Go to school and and hang up your phones. This is not anything new. Most schools don't allow cell phones in school.
grammar police

Farmington, NY

#21 May 28, 2009
Wilson student wrote:
I undersatnd that you old folks didn't have cellphones in your day ...But HELLO ITS 2009!!! This is the generation of technology!!! Students use their phones to have emergency contact with their parents and or guardian. Things happen inside of school that students need to inform their parents about. This protest is normal and shows our opinon about something that concerns us. JUST 2 LET YOU ALL KNOW WE CAN STILL SPREAD THE NEWS OF A PRANK WITHOUT A CELL PHONE...SO what is taking our phones gonna do?? All its going to do is make us mad!! This protest shows that we are angry and we want this changed as soon as possible!!! NOT HAVING CELLPHONES IS VIOLATING YOUR SAFTEY!!!
Grow up.

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