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Are school zero tolerance policies over cell phones legal?

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie.  This is a day WLOX reporter Michelle Lady will never forget.  She's on the Honor Flight, escorting her grandfather to Washington D.C. so he can see the World War II memorial. 

"So far it's been an amazing and moving day," she posted on her Facebook page

Michelle has been placing pictures on her wall all day, so family and friends back in south Mississippi can share in this incredible moment.

Michelle isn't the only WLOX employee on the Honor Flight.  Elizabeth Vowell is there as well.  Her assignment is to capture the emotions of 90 veterans on this once in a lifetime day trip.  You'll hear Elizabeth's initial impressions about this journey on WLOX News at 10:00. And over the course of the next few weeks, she'll share stories from the heroes who she followed.

We met several heroes in the days right after Hurricane Katrina.  Many of those heroes came from the Indiana State Police.  As you may remember, their officers helped south Mississippi get back on its feet. 

In recent months, tornadoes ripped through Indiana.  And some of the victims were with the Indiana State Police.  So today, Biloxi police sold red beans and rice to raise money for their friends in Indiana.  As you'll hear from Steve Phillips on WLOX News at 6:00, the outpouring of support today was terrific.

The story that will have most people talking today is this one.  Has your child taken a cell phone to school, and had it confiscated for the year because the school has a zero tolerance policy?  When that happened to a Gautier High School student, his dad got mad.  He wanted his phone back and school leaders said no.  He was so angry, he took the school district to court.  Today was judgment day. 

You need to watch WLOX News at 6:00 to see if dad was right, or if the school district's zero tolerance policy stood up to today's legal challenge. And be sure to join the conversation on our Facebook page about the case. 

Be sure to watch WLOX News tonight, on ABC and now on CBS.

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