published: Friday, March 15, 2013
What was he thinking?
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
AVON PARK -- Some students learn easily, others have problems thinking straight, only learning from their mistakes.
Such is the case with an 18-year-old student at Avon Park High School who is learning the hard way.
The student's alleged first mistake on Feb.19, was stealing a Samsung Galaxy Prevail cell phone from the boy's locker room.
He was arrested March 8 and is charged with a felony -- larceny grand theft of property valued between $300 to $5,000.
The reason the student has been charged in the theft is because of his second mistake on Feb. 19. He used the cell phone while in school.
Cell phone use is against school board policy. As a result of being caught using the phone, it was confiscated from him by a teacher.
When Dean Tom Zwayer was made aware of the alleged theft, he recalled the teacher taking a Samsung Galaxy Prevail phone from the student. Retrieving the cell phone from the teacher, it matched the description of the stolen phone. Zwayer secured it in an envelope, writing the student's name on the front.
The student was arrested Friday and booked into the county jail at about 1:30 p.m. Bond was set at $1,000. He wasn't released until more than two days later, on Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 p.m.
His first court date is April 15.
Cell phones not allowed in school (by: Parent of a former APHS Student - 3/18/2013)
Funny they aren't allowed to be used in school however I see FB postings all the time where the teacher is in the background and students are being silly and taking and posting pictures on FB during school hours? I have even asked some students about it and they say OH, MRS. so and so doesn't care (won't throw them totally under the bus)
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