Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A bit more on the Lower Merion School District's outbreak of criminal-level

stupidity. Including this:
AP reports the FBI is investigating the school district's webcam program, and district spokesman Doug Young suggests without claiming that Harriton High School student Blake J. Robbins' webcam was activated only because the laptop had been reported stolen -- in accordance with an established policy. The boy was charged with an undisclosed infraction based on an image the school picked up from his webcam. District superintendent Christopher W. McGinley, in an orotund statement, defends the program while canceling it. And just to make clear that we're still in high school, Master Robbins appears to have gotten in trouble when he was photographed eating Mike and Ikes.

Robbins' attorney says the reported-stolen claim is bogus. The Wiki page is the best place to follow the unfolding story
Links to all kinds of stuff at Reason.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Every School District officer and employee involved should be either recalled or fired for cause. The absolutely mind shattering lack of judgment is reason enough. As I've posted before, if something like this had happened to me and my kids, several school officials would have needed emergency dental care. I hope the Robbins' lawsuit is fantastically successful. The kid should be riding in his new chauffeured Bentley limousine from his penthouse suite to his all expenses paid top tier college soon.

Gerry N.