Judge postpones Brooklyn, city school cell phone ban lawsuit

A Manhattan judge ruled Saturday to postpone the cell phone ban lawsuit that was filed by parents in Brooklyn and citywide last year.Parents filed the

BROOKLYN - A Manhattan judge ruled Saturday to postpone the cell phone ban lawsuit that was filed by parents in Brooklyn and citywide last year.

Parents filed the lawsuit against the city because they felt the school cell phone ban was unconstitutional. The Department of Education, however, says it is committed to the cell phone initiative but is exploring a new plan. The city is looking at an option for students to store their cell phones in coin-operated lockers during school hours. The DOE is looking for vendors to provide such a service off of school property.

Meanwhile, the judge handling the lawsuit said the case is on hold until January 18.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Greenwich Fire 3 VIDEO: Fire on Glenville Road in Greenwich
The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win 4 The Buzz: US beats Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC
VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the 5 VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the City address, Part 2

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE