Many schools having been thinking about seizing electronic devices (cellphones, ipods, etc.) from students. I've jest finished drafting procedural guidelines which may help the schools draft their own procedures. But even before they start drafting their procedures for confiscation, they need to look at their written policy to see if it gives them the authority to do so and under what circumstances.
The purpose of these guidelines I drafted is to reduce the risks of liabilities that the schools and the teachers may be exposed to.
Simply put, "C-Y-O"! --- "Cover Yo Okole!"
Contact me if you want a copy of the guidelines.