Florida teacher caught jamming students' phones
posted by Alan F. / Jun 06, 2015, 10:19 AM
The science teacher ended up getting suspended for five days without pay, but it could have been worse. He could have been arrested and hit with a fine as high as $112,000. However, Verizon decided not to press charges. Liptak's jammer was discovered after the carrier had noticed that there was a hole in its network and contacted the school.
While Liptak thought that only the phones in his classroom would be affected by the jamming, a cell tower on the campus that covered all of Fivay High was blocked. Pasco County School District Spokeswoman Linda Cobbe called this a safety hazard since it prevented cell calls from being made from anywhere on school grounds. "The consequences could have been dire, if he was jamming the signal so 911 calls can be made. It would affect an emergency in the school," said Cobbe.
Liptak claims that he had been incorrectly told by a deputy that the use of a jammer was only illegal if used with "malicious intent." The FCC has made the use of such equipment illegal regardless of motive since it can interfere with emergency calls.
source: WTSP via PCMag
Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015
LOL. There is not a day the news doesn't tell you something stupid a teacher did.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 10:30 AM 7
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imagine if they talked about all the stupid s**t that students did.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 7:48 PM 3
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I still don't understand why phones are not banned in schools?
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 10:34 AM 3
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Just a thought Jesus, but maybe school shootings are a reason. Kids can !ake calls and help police determine where the shooter is. A simple example.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 10:43 AM 9
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Well it's banned in all schools of our country but there is just not enough people to gather and look for these phones so they just don't care. I wonder can't a teacher say: No phones in my class or else...? Is there any law about this in America?
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 10:53 AM 1
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There are no laws, but each school or school district can have a policy dictating cell phone use while on school property so long as it doesn't contradict local, state, or federal laws or regulations like the cellular jammer did in the story above.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 12:08 PM 3
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Suppose some crazy guy with a gun goes shooting on campus and no one has a phone to call for help. Thet don't need to ban pbones. You igbotany fools just need to put the damn thing down. People can't go anywhere with having a phone in their hands all the time. They walk with them, drive, in the theatre, while riding a bike or almost any activity you can name. People have hons cell phone crazy. They have self control. People don't even talk anymore. Fools be texting and they right next to.each other.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 4:10 PM 0
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Teacher quality getting worse and worse. I hope the FCC decided to pursue charges.
posted on Jun 06, 2015, 12:18 PM 1
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lmao seriously all those that keep saying oh what if someone had a gun.......wth did they do before cells were popular and someone had a gun in school???? seriously the phones are a distraction thats why our children are so dumb that dont learn because of their distractions not the lack of teaching
posted on Jun 07, 2015, 1:47 AM 1
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PHONES SHOULD BE BANNED IN SCHOOLS: FULL STOP. Students will not die if their phones were taken from them at the start of the day. The lawmakers are indulging students too much.
posted on Jun 07, 2015, 10:39 AM 1
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These comments were a bunch of students until about comment #20. Glad to see we still have some adults who don't just cater to kids every need. That's what is wrong with this pathetic country now. Too pc, too many protests and too much over-exaggerated self entitlement. All b/c parents treat kids like adults.
posted on Jun 07, 2015, 5:29 PM 2
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