I am a senior at Boyle County High School. I recently got a student behavior referral for having my cell phone out during lunch in the courtyard.
I was making a long-distance call, which is not allowed to be made on the faculty phones. This call was to a business concerning an upcoming dance at the middle school.
The referral included a detention, which I reluctantly served last Thursday.
My call did not interrupt any classes or interfere with any learning process. My question is why am I being punished for something that did not inhibit any students from learning? If I am dedicating my time to improving school functions, why punish me for that?