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VIDEO: Notre Dame High School locks up cell phones during school day

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VIDEO: Notre Dame High School locks up cell phones during school day

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>>>wendy davis: getting kids to put away their cell phones is a problem for many schools.

Wfmz's emma wright shows us how one local school found a way to get rid of the distractions... >>reporter: for the first time, the halls of notre dame high school are phon?

Free during school hours.

Assistant principal jackie friel says it's getting more kids talking....but in a good way... >>jaclyn friel"we are noticing the school building is much louder because the kids are talking to each other and they weren't" >>reporter: this school year, notre dame began using technology called yondr. each student is required to place their cell phone in a locked pouch during the school day.

The kids keep the pouch with them and at the end of their last period class...a teacher passes around a magnetic device that unlocks it.... >>jaclyn friel "the lock itself, is like when you buy clothing.

You have to get the tag unlocked at the store."

>>reporter: friel says the program has been overwhelmingly successful.

>>john koons, senior "i found it easier to put down my phone and go do other things with my time."

Kelsey priestaf, junior "i would say the hardest part is probably lunch.

You have friends outside of the school&amp; and if you have a schedule change you want to be able to text your parents."

>>reporter: notre dame says when searching for a solution to cell phone attachment, they had to find a solution that pleased students and parents... >>jaclyn friel "this has become part of our emergency plan.

Students have their phones on them, they can just evacuate.

When we get to safety they can unlock them and contact whoever they need




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