This is a tricky subject, but students in school should be allowed to have laptops, but only for work purposes that help them complete their current assignments and excel in what they need to learn. Having a laptop will open the world for them to research and do the essays required for them to graduate school.
We live in a digital age and because of that there are many things changing that older generations are uncomfortable with. Laptops are an integral part of being alive and a teenager today. Students in highschool should have access to these laptops in order to make sure their work gets done.