11/25/2010 01:06 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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

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.