While it might have been a tad on the excessive side to call the police on a 14-year-old girl for texting during class, the teen in question certainly didn't help anything by trying to hide her phone away in her butt.
In a perfect example of how your tax dollars are spent (read: wasted), and how freakin' dumb kids can be, a Wisconsin teen was arrested for disorderly conduct after sending text messages during class and ignoring her teacher's requests to put the phone away. The teacher called the cops, who escorted the student to the principal's office. There, after the student repeatedly denied having a cell phone, a second officer was called to search her person.
A female officer eventually found the phone stashed in the girl's "buttocks area." Good one, kid.
The girl was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct for disrupting class, ignoring her teacher, and lying to police. The charge carried a bail of $298, and the girl's phone was confiscated.
We just can't believe that she expected police to buy the story of a 14-year-old girl not carrying a cell phone. [From: The Smoking Gun via Textually.org]
Syracuse University professor Laurence Thomas made news last year for walking out of the classroom whenever his students disobeyed his "no texting in class" rule. Wouldn't the kind of student who would text in class be happy to have class canceled?
In January, 13-year-old Californian Reina Hardesty sent 14,528 text messages from her cell phone. Fortunately for her daddy, he had her on an unlimited text plan.
Two high school cheerleaders in Seattle were suspended from school in December when school officials found out that they had taken nude pictures of themselves on their cell phones and, mistakenly or not, wound up with them circulating through the football locker room. The girls' parents have filed suit against the school. You'd think they would just let the embarassment die quietly.
Thinking about Emily Jenning's texting abilities just makes our thumbs hurt. The Vancouver, British Columbia teen pumped out an absurd 41,600 text messages in the course of a single month -- we did some quick calculations and that works out to about one text every minute.