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How to get around the cell phone ban at Automotive High School

Today in Williamsburg, I ran into two high school seniors on their way back from summer school. The students — Miguel, 18, and Edward, 20 — both carried cell phones.

I asked them to explain how they got their phones into Automotive High School, which has lines of security guards and metal detectors at the entrance. Like all city schools, Automotive abides by Chancellor Joel Klein’s cell phone ban.

Here is what they told me.