1000′s of pics of students allegedly taken using webcams on laptops at Pa school

Apr 19, 2010
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1000′s of pics of students allegedly taken using webcams on laptops at Pa school

In February, I mentioned that a school district in Pa had been accused of remotely activating the webcams on school issued laptops and taking pictures of students in their homes without the student or parents knowing it. More details have now surfaced in the case.

According to school board president David Ebby, "a substantial amount" of photos of students at the school have been recovered. According to the attorney for student Blake Robbins, school officials had taken over 400 hundred screen shots and images of him alone.

The attorney alleges that thousands of images have been taken with the knowledge or consent of the students in the district or their parents. The attorney is seeking a court order to investigate Carol Cafiero's computer calling her a "voyeur" and believing that she has downloaded images of students to her computer. Cafiero is the district technology coordinator.


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