Girl Arrested for Texting; Hides Phone in Butt

Image courtesy of: The Smoking GunImage courtesy of: The Smoking GunEarlier last week, an incident occurred in Wisconsin where a 14 year old girl was arrested by police officers after she was reported to the police by her school teacher for texting on her phone during class.

After the girl was caught texting by her teacher, she was requested to hand over her phone, but then refused to. Instead, the girl argued back and continued to text during her class. Frustrated at the situation, the teacher ended up calling the police, who then came to the school to question the girl. After repeated denial of ever having a phone, officer Jeffrey S. Griffin, noticed that the girl had her pant zipper undone. This lead officer Griffin to believe that the girl hid the phone in her pants.

Officer Griffin then requested for a female officer to come on location for a physical search. After a frisk down, Officer Paula Roberson retrieved a Samsung Cricket cellphone from "the buttocks area" of the girl. The girl then laughed at the situation, but was then arrested for lying to the police about not having a phone, as well as lying when the officers attempted to ask for the girl's phone number.

After examining the phone, Officer Roberson found that the girl had used the phone during class to send a text message to her dad, and the phone itself belonged to her dad.

The 14 year old girl was charged with a misdemeanor with a bail of $298 and a mandate to appear in court. The girl was not allowed to go back to school for several days, and would be charged with trespassing if she was found to be on school grounds during her suspension.

Do you think the teacher, officers and school went too far for a texting incident with a 14 year old girl? Or do you feel that justice was rightly served? Has technology gone to the point where things like SMS texting during school is considered criminal?

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  • Students are disrespectful and teachers have no backbones. Instead of ever solving a problem, teachers try to "reform" students, or simply ignore them all together and send them to an office for evaluation and reconciliation. It's all a big waste of time, money, and effort. Should the girl have been texting? no. should the teacher have called the police? no. If corporal punishment were still allowed, much of these problems wouldn't exist.
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  • *Lying* to the police over a cell phone after flagrant disregard for her teacher's instructions? Yeah, I'd say she had it coming. I'm the parent of two kids, and -- aside from the fact that I'd be monitoring my boys' cell usage in the first place -- I'd want them to get a little legal smack in the head for such atrocious behavior. Then I'd want someone to smack me for letting that situation develop in the first place.

    You'd think the dad would confiscate the phone at that point, but, considering where it's been, maybe he just told the police to keep it. I would. Then again, maybe that'll be a new marketing ploy for teens... "The PerpPhone -- big on features but small enough to hide in your butt." Sure hope the camera function is disabled. Eww.
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  • "If corporal punishment were still allowed, much of these problems wouldn't exist."

    Bingo.

    But it goes beyond just teachers having the ability for corporal punishment, it eventually goes back to the home. This little brat was never raised properly. Her parents are probably these new age types that "want to be friends" with their kids. The little girl was and her daddy were being friends.

    I can tell you something, my parents are not my friends. They are my parents. I love my parents, and like my parents, but they are not my "friends". My parents deserve a level of respect above what you give to friends. You can tell your friends to F*** off, I wouldn't dare tell my parents anything like that.
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  • Students are disrespectful and teachers have no backbones. Instead of ever solving a problem, teachers try to "reform" students, or simply ignore them all together and send them to an office for evaluation and reconciliation. It's all a big waste of time, money, and effort. Should the girl have been texting? no. should the teacher have called the police? no. If corporal punishment were still allowed, much of these problems wouldn't exist.
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  • That'll learn her.
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  • *Lying* to the police over a cell phone after flagrant disregard for her teacher's instructions? Yeah, I'd say she had it coming. I'm the parent of two kids, and -- aside from the fact that I'd be monitoring my boys' cell usage in the first place -- I'd want them to get a little legal smack in the head for such atrocious behavior. Then I'd want someone to smack me for letting that situation develop in the first place.

    You'd think the dad would confiscate the phone at that point, but, considering where it's been, maybe he just told the police to keep it. I would. Then again, maybe that'll be a new marketing ploy for teens... "The PerpPhone -- big on features but small enough to hide in your butt." Sure hope the camera function is disabled. Eww.
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