A Pennsylvania school has been accused of spying on students at home through webcams on school issued laptops. The school has just been named as Defendant in a class action suit. The Plaintiff was allegedly disciplined by the school for "improper behavior in his home." The vice principal allegedly produced a photo of the Plaintiff in his home and used that as justification for punishing the student. The laptop used by the Plaintiff had software on it that allowed administrators to covertly activate the webcam, which allowed remote surveillance.
The suit raises a number of issues about personal privacy and the schools rights to discipline students for activities outside of school property.