Phones are banned at Kensington High School. So kids pay to stash them at corner stores. | Ronnie Polaneczky

November 30, 2018

By Staff

Thanks to a short-sighted school policy, Octavio Rodriguez Sr. pays two bills a month for his son’s Galaxy cell phone: one to Sprint and the other to a corner deli near Kensington High School where his son stashes his phone while he’s in school.

Octavio Jr. is a sophomore at Kensington High, whose 598 students are forbidden to bring phones into the building. So the kids have to figure out where to “store” their phones before they get to school at Cumberland and Amber Streets.

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