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Bomb Threat, The Students Left Sidekicks In The School

April 29, 2007

‘The students whom Reibe teaches use Sidekicks to communicate, and many of them left the Sidekicks in the school. Reibe had to summon interpreters for each student to make sure they were safe and contact the students’ parents so they could pick them up.’ …[more]

After reading the article in the newspaper. I wonder, How can the students leave Sidekicks in the school after all they have pouch for SK? or maybe their teachers force the students to leave because the teachers think it could be bomb device?

Is there something that I don’t know about school’s rule like not allowing to have it during the class period? or leave it in the locker until end of the day in school?

Care to explain?

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  1. m
    April 29, 2007 at 8:22 am

    I’m assuming this was a public school, in which case all cellular devices – including Sidekicks – must be in backpacks and turned off. If teacher sees or hears them they confiscate them.

  2. m
    April 29, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Hit send too soon. When they called in a bomb threat at my son’s school the kids had to leave their backpacks to be searched. Students who drove to school had to leave their cars to be searched.

  3. April 29, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Maybe,teacher just treat students scare that students are forced to leave thier SK because teachers want to make students get attention to teachers because teachers wasted thier time that students play with SK not attention teachers LOL. I work at Target that all empolyers(not right spelling) must turn thier cell phone off till break time,they can call or talk beacause my boss want them to work till done and if they use cell phone durining work time then never finish thier jobs

  4. April 29, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Yes, it is true that students are required not to bring cell phones or sidekicks to class. There have been several news stories about this when fire or bomb threats forced students out and they were unable to call home to be picked up, and parents have written to newspapers complaining about this.

    Was it during the Columbine mass shooting in school that news reports first mentioned students calling parents on cell phones? Many parents came to the campus as a result and caused some problems with police who were trying to handle it.

    I think people should keep their cell phones and handhelds with them at all times, but it can be a problem if they are misused. Perhaps we need to develop some system of taking care of problems and not just ban them. They can be lifesaving in these uncertain times.

  5. Annie
    April 29, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Many students carry their cell phones in their pockets. They are lucky because the size of cell is not big than sidekick. Also the weight is light than sidekick. Bet it was frustrating to many sidekickk users when they see others using their cell phones. I think they should carry sidekick in their case or whatever all the time.

  6. Billythegoat
    April 29, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Annie, are you trying to tell me that many students carry their cell phones in their pockets but not for Sidekick users that are not allowing to carry it?

    It’s discrimination against deaf students who are Sidekick users.

  7. m
    April 29, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Billy, it is not allowed for anyone to carry a cellular device. Because some cell phones are so small and kids wear such big pants now, they can hide their small cell phones in their pockets and teacher don’t know they have them. Sidekicks are too big to do that with.

  8. Lisa C.
    May 10, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    My son’s high school had permitted the students keep their devices as long they were TURNED OFF or they would kep kept in the office till the end of the school year. Ouch! When I was at Nokia cell phone manufactoring one day all the employees were required to leave their devices in the lockers or cars before entering the electronic entrance doors.

  9. some 14 year old kid
    November 24, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Well its stupid that teachers don’t aleast give you a time for u to use your phone because I have a sk3 and I like taking to school for emergencys like call home, tell parent for something, or pick me up.

  10. For Some 14 year old kid
    November 24, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Yeah? Call before or after class. Or go to the office and say that you have an emergency. That’s not hard to do.

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