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School scraps cell phone jammer program

Just days after testing a cell phone jammer designed to block students from calling and texting during class, a Spokane, Wash., area school has scrapped the program, MSNBC reports. Administrators at Mt. Spokane High School used the jammer during class periods last week to prevent students from texting. The jammer blocked all cell phone service within about a 30-foot radius. Administrators at Mt. Spokane tested the device, and then waited for clarification from the district as to whether the device was legal. District officials said their technology department reviewed FCC code and decided the jammer was probably not legal. They also said they were concerned about a block in communication during a potential campus emergency…

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