Battle Creek school bans cell phones in class

Aug 31, 2016

Put that cell phone away. Not in your pocket, not in your purse, go park it in your locker and keep it out of the classroom.

Jeff Bohl describes smartphones as a source of unending distraction, perfect for pulling kids' attention away from class.
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That's the new rule for students returning to class at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek.

According to principal Jeff Bohl, it's all about helping kids get the most out of their time in class. 

"The distraction in the classroom is really amazing, the level that it's gotten to," he told us. "I mean, it's like you couldn't invent a machine with more opportunities to distract kids from what we're doing in the classroom."

"We want to hold classroom time as sacred as possible."

Bohl tells us more about the new rule and reactions from students and parents in our conversation above.


Jeff Bohl is principal of Lakeview High School in Battle Creek.

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