Does the punishment fit the "crime"? That's what community members in Kutztown, Pa., are asking after a group of high schoolers now known as the "Kutztown 13" were charged with felonies for bypassing security with school-issued laptops, downloading forbidden internet content, and using monitoring software to spy on district administrators.

The students, their families, and outraged supporters say authorities are overreacting, punishing the kids not for any heinous behavior--no malicious acts are alleged--but rather because they outsmarted the district's technology workers.

The Kutztown Area School District says it reported the


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