My son carries a cell phone to school, not by choice but by necessity. He is in the marching band, and they practice nearly everyday. There are also no available payphones for him to contact me if practice gets over early or is going to run late.
It also has a GPS tracker, which I can go online and track his location should I need to.
freep mail to ya!
My daughter brings a cell to school every day--for the same reason your son does. She has told me repeatedly tho that she seems them abused constantly by other students. Kids take pictures of tests to forward to others, send out answers via text mail and even turn them on when a teacher is going over answers so that someone not there can hear it. She is a good student and has been asked repeatedly to participate and always tells others to learn to study and be honest.