In case you missed it: PA school district spys on students via webcams

From Info World and Network World come great pieces on this must-read tale about schools spying on students.  It stems from an unbelievable story from the Lower Merion School District near Philadelphia.  See if this summary gets you to read more.

School gives kids laptops with web-cams.

School doesn’t tell kids or parents they are monitoring the video from these web-cams.

School administrator sees kid eating Mike and Ike candy, doesn’t realize it’s candy, thinks the kid is popping pills.

Administrator brings kid into office to confront kid on what the administrator believes to be illegal drug use.

Massive lawsuit ensues.

Lower Merion schools used to be primarily known for being where Kobe Bryant played scholastic ball.  Not anymore.