School Spying Scandal Gets Even More Bizarre: Student In Question Was Disciplined For Eating Candy | Techdirt http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/austin-carroll-indiana-hi_n_1378250.html To add on to this story, Teachers, school faculty, now have the power & ability to take cell phones away from children during school, and access text messages, photos, call logs, voice mails, etc. ANYTHING ON THAT PHONE can be used against that person, which usually ends in hardcore suspension, or a flat out expell. No matter the circumstances. (Being a senior, awesome GPA, etc) Just a few weeks ago, a young girl and man were both expelled from the school. Typically you would think they have done something bad, violent, etc..but that is certainly not the case The young man was carrying a nasal spray in his bookbag. he was forced to be searched because he was arriving with his female friend to school, and they happened to be late. They took his cell phone and read through a conversation about the guy going to "smoke" with his friend later on that day, or week, whatever.... The guy was suspended from school for 15 days because he had Nasal Spray (the cold was going around at the time actually).. Another young man was expelled from school, because he had a pocket knife in his car. The teachers go around the parking lot and look through windows to make sure nothing is there that can fall under the guidelines of being "against the rules" - fast forward, teacher sees a sheathed pocket knife on the floor of a boys car. The guy ends up being expelled, because he "brought a knife to school" Another young girl got suspended because she had cigarettes in her cup holder in her car. Again, this is in instance of teachers "patrolling" parking lots.. You basically give up your rights as a student. As soon as you walk past those double doors, you're done. you might as well take out your SIM Card in your phone. Some of the most authoritarian people I have ever met work within the school faculty of public schools in metro areas.