Everyone knows that when you bring home a school computer without paying the insurance fee, you deserve to get your picture taken shirtless, while you sleep, viewed by a woman creepily sitting in her house across town.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t know that.
And, therefore, that’s Lower Merion information systems coordinator Carol Cafiero’s contention, as filed in court yesterday, says the Inquirer.
At that, it’s assumed by the general public that school districts have the right to snap nearly 56,000 images of its students in their homes, as well as “copies of the programs or files on their screens.” That’s just the price you pay for using a public school-issued computer. Deal with it.
Cafiero, currently on paid leave, had the absolute right to read student-to-student emails and comment about them with her staffers, allegedly spending enough time doing so to observe the emails and pictures combined are like “a little LMSD soap opera,” and playfully responding to that observation: “I know, I love it.”
And, after eating candy alone in your bedroom, the assistant principal of your school should confront you with a webcam shot if he or she thinks your Mike & Ike’s are drugs. Because assistant principals are responsible for keeping an eye on you while you’re in your bedroom.
Pause. Step back into reality. And realize that if Lower Merion School District is found not guilty in the invasion-of-privacy suit against them by the Robbins family, that is the real problem.
Specter is dragging his peeps up to Philly to deal with Webcamgate. Is Specter, who has a history of civil liberty-eradicating secrecy, really the advocate we need here?
A liberal came to Philly today – alone – for a hearing on the Webcamgate controversy. We are pleased to meet the acquaintance of this civil-liberty-respecting senator.
School officials at the center of Webcamgate allegedly spied on Lower Merion students in virtually every way possible, and apparently there are thousands of pictures to prove it.