The New York Post has uncovered a startling consequence of New York City’s ban on cellphones in schools: It's sucking $4.2 million a year from kids' pockets into the coffers of enterprising local businesses, the Huffington Post reports. Mobile storage trucks and bodegas located near schools where the rule is enforced are charging $1 per day to store devices for students who can't take their phones to class, according to the report. And the fees are adding up, especially for low-income students.

"I cut back on food for the sake of my phone," said Emily Luna, a 17-year old...

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