Students from the adjacent Norman Thomas High School building, pay a dollar to driver Rommel Perez to check their electronic devices at a van, before school, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. New York City is preparing to end its longtime ban on cellphones in public schools, fulfilling a campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio's but signaling the death knell for an industry that sprung up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NYC poised to end school cellphone ban

New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens co…