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Student Arrested For Classroom Texting

Wisconsin girl, 14, nabbed after refusing to stop messaging

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Student Arrested For Classroom Texting

FEBRUARY 17--A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who refused to stop texting during a high school math class was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, according to police. The teenager was busted last Wednesday at Wauwatosa East High School after she ignored a teacher's demand that she cease texting.

The girl, whose name we have redacted from the Wauwatosa Police Department report, initially denied having a phone when confronted by a school security officer. However, the phone was located after the girl was frisked by a female cop. The Samsung Cricket, the police report noted, was recovered 'from the buttocks area' of the teenager.

The student was issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct, which carried 'a bail of $298,' and had her phone confiscated. The girl, who was barred from school property for a week, is scheduled for an April 20 court appearance on the misdemeanor rap. (4 pages)