A jury has convicted a northern California superintendent of felony eavesdropping for installing a hidden video recorder in a principal's office. The case highlights the legal ambiguities brought on by an increased use of electronic surveillance in the workplace.

Craig Drennan, superintendent of the Modoc Joint Unified School District, was charged by Modoc County District Attorney Tom Buckwalter May 11 after police discovered the video camera in a fake smoke detector in former Modoc High School Principal Dewey Pasquini's office (see eSchool News, July).

The jury took less than hour to find Drennan guilty of those charges Sept. 8. He faces up


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