Cellphone ban would do harm

Posted
Thursday September 6, 2012

In response to the August 31 letter by Jeff Hunt, I fail to see any problem with students using a cellphone between classes. It’s a fairly harmless way to pass the time. Take it away, and do you really think students are going to be reading a textbook in the hallway? A problem with distracted students isn’t going to be solved by taking away one of the distractions.

Completely blocking signal also has a bunch of drawbacks, mainly preventing faculty and staff from using a cellphone. It also could be disastrous in an emergency. In short, blocking cellphones is a huge overreaction.

ADLY TEMPLETON

Williamstown


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