In Lubbock, Texas, students can make money by snitching on classmates. Deanna Kemper, the mother of a seventh grader, complained that her son had been turned in by a snitch for bringing a cell phone to school. School administrators told her “cell phones were banned for being linked to drug-related activities.” Kemper said she was told a cell phone or Game Boy could be traded for drugs.
Superintendent Pat Henderson came up with another rationale.
(Henderson) defended using the program to catch cell phone violators. A cell phone could inadvertently set off an explosive device, which makes the phones dangerous in the event of a bomb threat, he said.
I wonder how many cell phone-controlled bombs have been placed in Lubbock schools in the last 100 years. I’m guessing zero.
Henderson said the cell phone snitch got $5 for turning in a classmate.