Research and anecdotal evidence suggest some schools, in the wake of the terrorist attacks just over two months ago, are reexamining their attitudes towards students using cell phones. The following report takes a closer look at this emerging phenomenon:

As students rushed to get in touch with their parents in the anxious hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Principal Ann Monday decided she had bigger worries than enforcing her school's ban on cellular phones.

The attacks have led school officials to reconsider long-standing bans on cell phones and


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