Langfang No 1 Middle School in Hebei province uses metal detectors to stop students and teachers from bringing mobile phones into the classroom.
China Daily quoted Yanzhao Metropolitan News as saying this was done to prevent students from viewing pornographic videos and playing cyber games on cell phones in school.
According to He Shaoqing, director of moral education office at the school, "Teen-agers are prone to be poorly self-disciplined and easily fall into temptation."
He added that they are likely to be distracted by comparing their gadgets with one another if they have their mobile phones with them during school hours.
Sify News reports the mobile phone ban also applies to teachers, who are not allowed to take their cell phones into the classroom.
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