WBUR: Why some Mass. schools made the call to lock up student phones

Posted on: September 20, 2023
WBUR: Salem High School cell phone policy

By Carrie Jung |

At the end of a recent school day at Salem High, students walked with their heads up and eyes forward as the sound of conversation echoed through the cinderblock hallways.

It’s a far cry from what was the usual school day scenario especially after the pandemic: Junior Rocco Ryan said he’d typically travel the halls looking down at his cellphone, sometimes bumping into his peers.

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