Are you kidding me? Students told to turn off cell phones...

So I was reading this news story about a school a few hours away from me. There was a knife attack in the school and one student was arrested, another with injuries.

Students texted their parents to let them know what was happening and to let them know they were safe.

School officials told the students to turn off their cell phones.

WHAT?!?!?! No! That's exactly the time they SHOULD be using them!

Do you agree or disagree? Be warned, there is a picture in the link that may be hard to stomach for those faint of heart.…

    I agree they should be able to tell their parents they are ok-and what happened for that matter, i'd hate to be a parent who was waiting to know if their child was ok or not.
    I do not think the kids should have been taking pictures.
    Melissa Middleton
    I agree with the kids not taking pictures but they should be allowed to call their parents.
      Melissa Middleton
      What?! If my child were at that school, I would want them to call me and tell me that they were alright or I would be in a massive panic. Are the school officials that ignorant?
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