A Philadelphia school principal refused to give a father his daughter’s iPhone back after it was confiscated due to no cell phone policy, but offered to give him a flip phone for the three-week holding time set forth by the school rules. This video was filmed by the angry father and showed him and the principal discussing his daughter’s phone, which had been confiscated by school officials.
“We have to secure them,” the principal tells the father of the school’s effort to keep their students safe. “How are you securing a child by keeping her phone when kids are getting raped and can’t even make it home? I need to make sure my kid gets home safe,” the father responds.
The principal continuously refused to let the father, who paid for the phone, have it back despite his demands. The principal attempted to offer the father a flip phone “for emergencies,” but he refused and said he needed his property back.
“Why would you make a rule that you take a kid’s phone that the parent bought, the parent can’t get the phone back?” he asks. “I’m responsible for your child while she’s here,” the principal responds. “If I was in your house, then you can say to me what I can’t do. But when I’m in these bricks, you can’t tell me what I can do.”
Personally, I don’t think kids should be allowed to take phones to school. There is no need. If they need to make a call, the office has phones they can use to call parents. They are a distraction and in many cases are used to cheat. Leave them home. Use them when you’re not supposed to be learning. As far as the principal taking the girls phone, if it’s a policy. Is the principal justified in keeping the phone because of school policy or should the father be allowed to retrieve the phone he paid for? Share this story on Facebook and Twitter and leave your comments below. H/T: WORLDSTARVIDZ