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Jordan High student arrested after cell phone disruption

A Jordan High School student was arrested Friday morning after she refused to give up her cell phone to school administrators.

Ashley Black, 18, was arrested and given a principal summons to appear in Muscogee County Recorder's Court, after school officials said the student's refusal to forfeit her cell phone caused a major disturbance, according to a Columbus police report.

Cassandra Phillips, the school's vice principal, told police that Black had violated school policy by bringing a cell phone to school.

When a student is caught with a cell phone, it is the school's policy to confiscate the phone until the end of the day, when it is returned to the student, Phillips told police.

She said that Black refused to give the phone to school administrators and that her actions caused a major disturbance not only in the classroom, but also in the hallways and the front office of the school.

Administrators told police they wanted to prosecute the student for her actions.

Black is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court at 8 a.m. on April 16.

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