Pa. school official ordered deposed in webcam case

A federal judge has refused to quash a subpoena for the technology coordinator of a Pennsylvania school district that’s accused of spying on students through laptop webcams, reports the Associated Press. Student Blake Robbins’ suit against the Lower Merion School District charges that officials photographed at home without permission. District officials have since acknowledged that they secretly activated the webcams to find 42 school-issued laptops this school year alone. Another Harriton High School student moved to enter the case April 5, seeking to stop the school from distributing any of the webcam photographs to lawyers in the case or to anyone else. Robbins’ lawyers have asked the school district to surrender any images captured when the webcams were secretly activated. Only two employees were authorized to activate the cameras, technology coordinator Carol Cafiero and a technician she supervised, according to court filings. Cafiero tried to fight Robbins’ effort to depose her. However, U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois refused to quash the subpoena, ruling last week that she might have information relevant to the case. Cafiero’s deposition is scheduled for April 9…

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