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Singapore dad sues school principal for confiscating phone

Posted on 08 June,2017

A Singaporean lawyer is suing the principal of a prestigious school for confiscating his son’s mobile phone.

The secondary school bans students from using phones during school hours as it considers them a distraction.

Andrew John Hanam’s son used an iPhone 7 in school, and it was confiscated for three months, court documents said.

The lawyer is now claiming damages and demanding the school returns the phone, arguing that it has infringed on property rights.

The Anglo-Chinese School Barker Road is one of Singapore’s most prestigious all-boys’ schools. It declined to comment when contacted.

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