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Great Hang Up: Phones in schools

GREAT HANG UP: Could keeping cellphones off during school hours lead to a jump in after-school use that could pose danger on roads as students drive home?

Local school policy varies on student cellphone use in schools. Modesto City Scholls District requires electronic signal devices be off and not visible.

Some Stockton schools have kids check the phones in at the office.

Sacramento County Office of Education Superintendent Dave Gordon says school district policy varies. Parents can check with their specific school.

Chris Cochran with the California Office of Traffic Safety says their study shows cellphone use and texting in general while driving for drivers 16-25 i s nearly double that from adult drivers and has gone up since last year.

Some student groups say having greater access during the day in common areas could ease the after school crunch.

Let us know what you think via Twitter @MelissaCrowley




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