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Teen charged with attempted theft of iPhone near Schenectady High School

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One teenager attempted to take another teen’s iPhone this morning near Schenectady High School, but the victim fought back and the suspect was later arrested, authorities said. The incident happened just before 8:30 this morning at Phoenix Avenue and The Plaza where police were sent to investigate a report of a 16-year-old high school student being robbed. Officers arrived and found the student, who told police another student tried to take the phone from him. ...


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SchenectadyScott
October 9, 2012
5:47 p.m.

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We are #13 in the Nation for Childhood Poverty numbers.....and our children have iPhones that cost over $500.00........this does not sound like poverty to me....

rswanker
October 9, 2012
6:52 p.m.

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iPhones don't cost $500 unless you buy them right from Apple and don't sign up for a plan. If you're a normal person and you go to the AT&T or Verizon store and sign up for a plan, they can be $99 or less. I'm looking at one right now on the AT&T site that costs only 99 cents – if you sign up for a 2 year contract.

This doesn't exactly negate your larger point, but certainly puts things into more accurate context. Plus, keep in mind that for poor people, a smartphone is the cheapest version of a computer/internet access they can get.

rswanker
October 9, 2012
6:53 p.m.

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One follow up: who said the victim was too poor to have an iPhone, btw? Are you assuming that everyone in my city is poor? Everyone that goes to SHS is poor?

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