A high school newspaper in Newton, Mass., has scored a big scoop, revealing the existence of hidden cameras in the hallways of the town’s Newton South High School. And both the school committee and teachers union want to know why they weren’t told about the cameras, which weren’t yet working.

The editors of the student newspaper wouldn’t say how they found out about the video cameras. But they say the cameras should have been discussed before they were installed this summer behind dark-tinted domes or disguised as smoke detectors.

The school board...

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