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Girl arrested after texting in class

A Wisconsin high school resource officer said a 14-year-old girl was arrested after she was allegedly caught text messaging in class and denied having a phone. The Wauwatosa East High School resource officer’s report said the student refused to stop text messaging after she was confronted by her teacher and told the officer she did not have a cell phone at school, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Feb. 17. The girl continued to deny having a phone even after other students confirmed seeing her texting during class, so the male officer called in a female officer to search the student, the report said. The female officer found the phone hidden in the girl’s clothes near her buttocks. The phone was confiscated, and the 14-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct, which carries a $298 fine. "The arrest was more for her behavior than for the texting," Wauwatosa Police spokesman Lt. Dominic Leone said. "All she had to do was put the phone away and that would have been that."

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