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Unbelievable! When the kid said "this is my mom," it should have been the end of the conversation with the teacher. I would have done the same thing if I was the kid.

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COLUMBUS, Georgia (AP) -- A high school student was suspended for 10 days for refusing to end a cell phone call with his mother, a soldier serving in Iraq, school officials said.

The 10-day suspension was issued because Kevin Francois was "defiant and disorderly" and was imposed in lieu of an arrest, Spencer High School assistant principal Alfred Parham said.

The confrontation Wednesday began after the 17-year-old junior got a call at lunchtime from his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Monique Bates, who left in January for a one-year tour with the 203rd Forward Support Battalion.

Cell phones are allowed on campus but may not be used during school hours. When a teacher told him to hang up, he refused. He said he told the teacher, "This is my mom in Iraq. I'm not about to hang up on my mom."

Parham said the teen's suspension was based on his reaction to the teacher's request. He said the teen used profanity when taken to the office.

"Kevin got defiant and disorderly," Parham said. "When a kid becomes out of control like that they can either be arrested or suspended for 10 days. Now being that his mother is in Iraq, we're not trying to cause her any undue hardship; he was suspended for 10 days."
 

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Normally kids with phones at school is a crazy thought to me.

in this case, that could've been a transcript for how I would've reacted.
 

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If some teacher told me to get off the phone when I was speaking with a parent serving in Iraq...I would of gotten a bit disorderly too. It's not like it was during class...it was at lunch. And you never know if that's the last time you'll ever talk with them.


And since when can you choose between arrest and suspension. :confused: :huh:
 

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If some teacher told me to get off the phone when I was speaking with a parent serving in Iraq...I would of gotten a bit disorderly too. It's not like it was during class...it was at lunch. And you never know if that's the last time you'll ever talk with them.

And since when can you choose between arrest and suspension. :confused: :huh:
I agree on both of your points Alex...

Can understand the teacher saying to hang up but once the kid said who he was talking to it should have been left alone...

Have a frigen heart and use your noggin for once :rolleyes:
 

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Arrested for what? Abuse of cell phone ediquite....HaHaHa

No prosecuter in the USA would take a case like that to court.

That's Bullshit, even with suspension.
 
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