Harriton High School student Blake Robbins and his parents, Michael and Holly Robbins, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the district, its board of directors and McGinley. They accused the school of turning on the webcam in his computer while it was inside their Penn Valley home, which they allege violated wiretap laws and his right to privacy.
The suit, which seeks class-action status, alleges that Harriton vice principal Lindy Matsko on Nov. 11 cited a laptop photo in telling Blake that the school thought he was engaging in improper behavior. He and his family have told reporters that an official mistook a piece of candy for a pill and thought he was selling drugs.
So the school switches on the camera, sees a kid give someone a piece of candy and immediately decides that he's a drug dealer.
Blooming wonder they didn't call 911 and have the police knocking down the front door of his home.
Thank goodness he wasn't caught reading a Bible. Then they probably would have called 911.
This is just so wrong in so many ways.
And it proves again that the education system in this country has a woeful lack of common sense.
BTW dear chums. Maybe we should start finding the webcan lens on our computers and placing a piece of masking tape over it.... You never know in todays world.
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