Arguments that iPod is a communication device?

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  1. wtE

    wtE New Member

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    ok, so at school today, I got caught having my iPod Touch out during lunch. Because this was a second time, I'm getting 3 days in school suspension.

    Now, according to my grade principle, an iPod is a portable communication device(Term in School Policies). And if you are caught having it out during school hours, you will get iss.

    Then, i was like bull and i wanted to talk about it to the head principle and do something about it. Basically, i have the weekend to plan what i'm going to say to him that will bypass the rule.

    Any help?

    Here is the policy

    Beepers/Pagers/Portable Communication Devices
    Laser Pointers/Cameras
    Students in grades 6-12 may possess and use beepers, pagers, portable
    communication devices at school only in accordance with the conditions
    set below:

    Beepers/pagers/portable communication devices may not be used or be
    visible on school premises during regular school hours, and may not be
    used during regular school hours as a camera. Regular school hours
    shall be defined (for purposes of the policy only) as the time beginning five
    minutes before the initial bell (not the tardy bell) rings for first hour or
    students having zero hour and ending five minutes after the last period
    dismissal bell.
    Use, display or activation of these items at times other than described will
    result in up to three days in-school suspension. If such items are used in
    such a way as to substantially disrupt the school environment, the student
    may be suspended for up to ten (10) school days out-of-school, with a
    possible recommendation for a suspension up to 180 school days or
    expulsion. Laser pointers are allowed only with specific permission from
    the teacher and administrator for class demonstration purposes. Use
    and/or possession without specific permission as described will result in
    up to three days in-school suspension. Students who are authorized by
    school officials to use a camera in class would be exempt from the
    punishment.
    Students in Early Childhood and/or Pre-school programs through grade 5
    are not permitted to possess or use beeper/pagers/portable communication
    devices/ laser pointers on school property or at school related activities
    away from District premises during regular school hours as defined
    above.


    Handbook: http://www.rockwood.k12.mo.us/parent/docs/PolicySecondary08-09.pdf


    So, any arguments I can make that the iPod Touch is NOT a portable communication device?
  2. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The iPod cannot create Ad-Hoc wireless or bluetooth networks and is therefore, unable to connect to another iPod or wireless device and communicate with it. No communication software exists for it which allows it to communicate with any other device without an active internet connection.

    Checkmate.
  3. GrooveMachine

    GrooveMachine Active Member

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    Well, the fact that it's an iPod. An iPhone is a communication device. Unless your school is unintelligent enough to have open WiFi, you can't communicate from an iPod. An iPhone is a different story. If your school does have open WiFi, ask them why. There's no reason to have open WiFi unless they want students getting on it for communication purposes.

    Also, your school seems ridiculously strict. People text in class from time to time at my school, and the teachers are okay with it as long as it's not disruptive.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been reading through their rules. If you so much as sneeze near a member of staff, you will be suspended for a minimum of (3) three days.
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    GrooveMachine Active Member

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    Yeah, it seems kind of weird. I don't see the problem with texting in class from time to time as long as it isn't disrupting others or you from your work. Heck, people even make calls sometimes on work days (time to finish work packets), and no one cares. I write English papers while listening to music. Then again, all of my teachers are super awesome. I actually just finished playing Gears of War 2 with my English teacher a bit ago. He's also an active local DJ. xD
  6. NeSEncHo

    NeSEncHo Active Member

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    Such a strict school...
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    If such items are used in
    such a way as to substantially disrupt the school environment,
    the student
    may be suspended for up to ten (10) school days out-of-school, with a
    possible recommendation for a suspension up to 180 school days or
    expulsion.


    Ridiculous much?
  8. touch_iPod

    touch_iPod Well-Known Member

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    The term "disrupt the school environment" is very ambiguous there... And your school is very strict, iTouchUser934, so many days suspension because of this?

    Also, since when is an iPod touch considered a "communications device"? An entertainment or business-productivity device it is but one for communications? Unless you can take into account the availability of WiFi, which can enable VoIP calls to be made on a touch, via the Truphone app...
  9. legion

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    wow those rules suck... but yeah ipod cant communicate without internet so, its not a communication device.
  10. wtE

    wtE New Member

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    The school has wifi. And yea, i told them that the ipod isnt a communication device because its not an iPhone. They saw me on safari typing up a post for a forum. They said that because i'm using the internet, its communicating with others and is therefore a communication device. WTF

    Also, I edited some file in the ipod touch, so the ipod recognized itself as an iPhone. Because of this, there is the NO SERVICE string at the upper corner. Can I used this to say that it's not connected to any networks?

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