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Fines to get back confiscated phones.

Fines to get back confiscated phones.

£2 to return confiscated devices.

South Wigston high school in Leicester bans mobile phones as it says the devices are a major tool for bullying and a distraction to learning.

However, its electronic device policy says that a £2 contribution to the school charity “will be required for return” of a confiscated phone.

Pupils should be able to have a phone, switched off, in their bag. Not held ransom by the school

Another policy published on the school’s website, for “behaviour and rewards”, describes the payment as an “administration charge”.

One parent said it amounted to private property being “held ransom”, with two lawyers claiming the single-school academy trust could be breaking the law.

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