The issue is a hot potato. You can think of reasons both ways and the tough part is whose right.
I certainly understand students not wanting their school being a part of their business whether they use the devices during classroom hours or after but in the Channel One News piece, schools say they could save lives.
The September 5th newscast story outlines the question and makes for a good classroom discussion..
In my mind, I actually side with the kids. Between parents and peers, it is best handled outside of school unless the message is communicated during the school day or affects school itself. At that point, bring in the appropriate school resources. Comment on whether you agree or disagree.