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High school in Fresno to ban cellphones

In an effort to reduce distractions on campus, Bullard High School in Fresno will ban students from bringing cellphones to school, according to the Fresno Bee.

Students will be allowed to bring their phones on the first day of school, which is next week, but the ban will probably take effect shortly thereafter, the Bee reported. The school administration will roll out a timeline soon.

Not all teachers and families are in favor of the ban. Some expressed concern that phones can be a lifeline during emergencies such as school shootings, and that technology is an important part of education.

The school plans to use phone pouches made by Yondr to collect and keep students’ phones during the school day.