Philadelphia School Sued For Webcam-Spying on Students

02.19.10 Cajun Boy


A public school in Philadelphia has been sued by the parents of a student recently disciplined by the school. The reason for the discipline and subsequent lawsuit? The school issues laptops to all students and apparently it’s been using the webcams to monitor the students away from school, like, AT HOME.

The kid who was disciplined was a tenth grade boy they accused of “inappropriate behavior” in his home, an incident that they witnessed while watching him on the webcam. Even better, they didn’t tell any of the students or their parents that they’d be doing this sort of thing, or that they even had the ability to do it. We don’t even want to know what sort of “inappropriate behavior” the teenage boy was engaged in, but we have a few guesses. |PopFi|