A small Iowa school district near the Minnesota border is considering drastic measures to keep kids off their cell phones. Administrators in Saint Ansgar say too many kids are breaking the rules by texting and talking on their cell phones during school hours.
The town’s school board has voted to spend up to $5,000 to buy the electronic gear they’d need to block all cell phone signals within the school buildings — two elementaries, a middle and a high school. Still, it’s unclear if it can be done legally. The FCC took action in 2005 to ban the sale and use of cell phone jamming equipment.