Yes, it’s true – we couldn’t make up a story like this. A 14 year old Wauwatosa, Wisconsin girl has been arrested for disorderly conduct after refusing to stop texting during math class, and then hiding her cell phone among her buttocks and claiming she had no cell phone on her. The girl, whose name is being withheld, but whose parents are named Brian and Lynn, is a student at Wauwatosa East High School.
According to the police report, “the School Resource Officer at Wauwatosa East High School was asked to go to room 242 and remove a student who refuses to stop texting on her phone during class. …The student is known to me and the administration based on prior negative contacts.”
The office goes on to describe repeated denials by the girl that she had a cell phone at all, as well as an exchange between the girl and a friend, in the hallway, in which the girl attempted to get her friend to take the cell phone from her and hide it.
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So the officer hauled the girl into the principal, Mr. Swittel’s, office and there the officer notes that he “observed that the zipper on (her) pants was down. As we talked she squirmed in her chair keeping her hands in her lap.”
The teen was advised by the officer that she was under arrest for disorderly conduct based on her disrupting her math class by having her cell phone out, her refusal to obey the teacher’s orders to put it away, and not telling the truth about whether she had a cell phone.
Upon being told that she was under arrest, says the officer, “she stated she did not have a phone and she was not going to stand up to be searched. These words alerted me with her zipper open and her refusal to stand up and be searched she was concealing the phone under her pants.”
After having a female officer dispatched to the principal’s office, they “did recover a Samsung Cricket cell phone from the buttocks area of (the girl).”
As a footnote to the story, it turns out that one of the people she was texting during math was none other than her father. And, in addition to being arrested, she was suspended from school for a week.
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