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Va. Attorney General: Teachers Can Take Phones, Read Texts If Students Break Rules

First Posted: 11/25/10 01:06 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

WASHINGTON - A new legal opinion may affect your school-age child if they carry a cellphone to school.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says in an advisory opinion if a teacher has reasonable suspicion that a student is breaking state law or school rules with his cellphone, the teacher can confiscate it and look at stored messages.

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Filed by Victoria Fine  |