The Los Angeles Times reports that a high school student in Columbus, Ga., was suspended for for leaving his school building to get better reception on his cell phone during a conversation with his mother, who is serving in Iraq. The teen-ager, Kevin Francois, refused to hand over his telephone to a teacher, and allegedly lashed into a profane tirade that led to his suspension. The issue raises questions about when it is appropriate to allow students to use cell phones during school hours. (Note: This site requires registration.)