A mother has been left furious after a school teacher confiscated her daughter’s phone for a week and even used it as her own.
“My spouse and I have a child that we’ll call Hannah. Last week I picked Hannah up and she said that one of her teachers, we’ll call her Ms. K, took her phone for looking at it during class,” she wrote on Reddit.
“I told her she needed to keep her phone in her pocket during class, then Hannah tells that Ms. K still hasn’t returned it.
“Every day after Hannah tells me she asked for it back and Ms. K refuses. On Thursday I sent her an email asking when we can expect the phone back and that I would like her to have it for when she works this weekend. No reply.”
The mother went to school after many days have passed and her daughter still didn’t get her phone bacl.
“A whole week of this passes. Today, Hannah gets in my car and tells me she asked and Ms. K didn’t even answer. She just ignored her,” she continued.
“I lost my patience and went into the school. I found Ms. K standing outside her classroom and told her it was time she give me the phone back.”
She also said that the teacher told her daughter to stop using her phone in class and the mother agreed. But things immediately escalated after this.
“I made a scene, students and teachers alike were staring, but she relented and said she would get the phone out of her office and came back with it about three minutes later,” she went on.
“I feel like an idiot for not checking the phone when she handed it to me. I didn’t give Hannah back her phone from my purse until she was done with her assignments for today and a couple minutes after she comes back to me in a panic.
“Two things were wrong. One, the screen was cracked and it wasn’t before. Two, she had to re-log into her apple ID which we thought was odd. She then looked at her account settings and saw a second apple ID, with Ms. K’s full name and avatar.”
She added: “We think she may have merged the data or something too because there are contacts we don’t recognize on the phone.
“I lost it, told Hannah she can’t use the phone for now because I’m worried if Ms. K has access to anything on her end, and sent an email to her demanding an explanation. There has not been a reply.”
People on Reddit were quick to share their thoughts on the matter, with one person writing: “I have taught in several districts. Confiscated personal items, especially phones, were taken to the office as soon as possible. Most likely the teacher was not following school/district rules by holding onto the phone.”
Another wrote: “REPORT THIS. The teacher took the phone for a week. Damaged it and HAD THE AUDACITY TO LOG THEMSELVES IN IT AS IF THEY OWNED IT. And they even refused to hand it to you initially.”
A third added: “After a week, the teacher would have had to charge it, as well. This was no accident.”
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