My next door neighbour has a son who is a Year 9 student. He is a well behaved young man who does very well at school and is a credit to his parents. His mum told me that he has had his mobile phone confiscated for 2 weeks because it went off in a class. She has contacted school to try and discuss this issue but they have said point blank that he is not getting it back until the 2 weeks is up. the boy has written a letter of apology to the teacher but it was thrown in the bin in front of him! What feelings do people out there have on this issue? I feel that to keep a students phone for that length of time is totally unacceptable and is opening the school up to all sorts of issues if the young man needs it in an emergency say when he is with friends at a weekend.