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Pa. School Official Defended in Webcam Spy Case

Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 12:30 PM

 

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A suburban Philadelphia school district accused in a lawsuit of secretly switching on laptop computer webcams inside students' homes says one of its administrators has been "unfairly portrayed and unjustly attacked."

The Lower Merion School District has acknowledged remotely activating webcams 42 times to try to find missing, lost or stolen computers, which would include a loaner computer taken off campus against regulations.

One family alleges a school official mistook a piece of candy in a webcam photo for a pill and thought the youth was selling drugs. The district says in a statement Saturday that the official was trying "to be supportive" and denies that the photo was being used to discipline the student.

Officials say the system has now been "completely disabled."

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