School Spying Scandal Gets Even More Bizarre: Student In Question Was Disciplined For Eating Candy

from the mike-&-ikes dept

The story of the school district that supposedly spied on some students keeps getting odder and odder. While the school district claims that it used the secret remote webcam activation technology 42 times -- and only to track down stolen or lost laptops -- it still hasn't explained why this particular student was punished. He claims his laptop was not stolen and there was no reason to turn it on. The school claims that the assistant principal who supposedly confronted the student with an image from the webcam is being unfairly tarnished.

But here's where it gets even odder. Apparently, the "improper act" that the student was disciplined for was an accusation of either drug use or drug selling. For what? Well, the image showed the student with Mike & Ikes candies, which do have a passing resemblance to pills, but (last we checked) do not appear to be controlled substances.

Now, there certainly could be more to this story, but the school has not done a particularly good job explaining its side of things.

Filed Under: candy, drugs, privacy, schools, spying, webcams


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  1. icon
    btr1701 (profile), 22 Feb 2010 @ 10:30am

    Re: Constitutionality?????

    > There is NO right to privacy. Many people confuse the right to
    > protection from "unreasonable search" to be a right to privacy.
    > They are wrong under the current laws of this land.

    Like it or not, Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitution have the force of law and the Court has found there is indeed a right of privacy stemming from the 14th Amendment. You may have heard of the case: Roe vs. Wade.

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