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When teen cellphone disputes escalate, some desperate parents call the cops

The trouble typically begins when a teen's cellphone use is out of control, leading to poor grades, family conflict or lack of sleep.

The parent will try to take the phone away, said Victoria Perisee-Johns, a police crisis worker at several west suburban police departments. But by then, the teen may feel he has the right to the phone. He'll hoard it - taking it everywhere with him, including the bathroom. Or

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