July 25, 2016

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High school in Ohio lightens student cell-phone rules

LIMA — An Ohio high school has eased its restrictions on student use of cell phones during school, acknowledging students were texting with or without a ban.

Students can now use the phones before and after school and at lunch and can use smart phones during class to look things up on the Internet.

Lima Senior High School in northwestern Ohio began the new policy on April 1 and hasn’t confiscated any student cell phones since then.

The Lima News reported that the district’s Apollo Career Center approved a similar policy last month as a way of embracing technology.

Doug Bodey, Apollo’s director of high school programs, said students texted under the table or snuck off to the bathroom under the former ban.