Easy to understand why this story is making headlines all over the country,
"Kevin Francois, a 17-year-old Spencer High School Columbus junior has been suspended for the rest of the school year for refusing the end a cell phone call – not in class but during his lunch break – to his mother who is a solider in Iraq.
His mother, Sgt. 1st Class Monique Bates, left in January for a one-year tour and serves with the 203rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.
"This is our first time separated like this," said Francois. Since her deployment overseas, Francois has been living with a guardian in Columbus."
According to the Muscogee County School District Board of Education’s policy, students are allowed to have cell phones in school, but cannot use them during school hours."
Source: The Associated Press: