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Debate: Student cell phones in school

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Should students be allowed to carry and use cell phones in school?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Emergency Contact: In the event of a school-wide emergency (a shooting, etc.), shouldn't students be able to call their parents?

Yes

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Cell phone use during a school-wide emergency does much more harm than good. Even a small amount of student calls could spark a panic among parents; the last thing a SWAT team needs is a rush of concerned parents blocking their way to the school. Any operating cell phone presents an even more extreme danger: the waves emitted by cell phones can set off bombs. Having all the students' cell phones on would certainly set one off.

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Yes

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No

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