PHILADELPHIA – A suburban Philadelphia school district snapped secret webcam pictures of a high school student when he was partially undressed or sleeping in his bed, and captured instant messages he exchanged with friends, the student charged in court papers this week.
The Lower Merion School District concedes its efforts to find missing school-issued laptops was misguided, and officials vowed anew Friday to release the findings of their internal investigation, "good and bad."
The LANrev software program took screen shots and webcam photos every 15 seconds when activated. The district thereby captured over 400 screen shots and webcam images of Harriton High School sophomore Blake Robbins, according to court filings this week in his lawsuit.
The school took thousands of pictures of the kids. Should they be prosecuted?
When the School's IT person in charge pleads the 5th.... To me, that is a flag, that something more needs to be investigated.
"To each and every question I would ask her, other than her name, she asserted the Fifth, even after I told her that everybody else had come in and fully cooperated and provided complete testimony as to what took place," said attorney Mark Haltzman, who represents Blake Robbins, the Harriton High School sophomore who is suing the district.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:53 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:42 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
If they didn't disclose this to the parents and students then I think they should be prosecuted.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:43 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
From the article:
"Thousands of webcam pictures and screen shots have been taken of numerous other students in their homes, many of which never reported their laptops lost or missing," Haltzman wrote in a motion filed Thursday.
They were spying on many students, not just one.
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:00 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:05 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by kimigogo at 11:08 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
I hope the sue the crap out of the school and prosecute everyone involved. This is so wrong.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by XxPixiesworldxX at 11:21 AM on Apr. 18, 2010