Judge sets new deadline in school spycam case

    The legal fight brewing over the Lower Merion School District’s use of laptop webcams has a new deadline. A U-S District Judge signed an order yesterday in a case that began when a Harriton High School student claimed the school photographed him in his bedroom through the school-issued laptop.

    The legal fight brewing over the Lower Merion School District’s use of laptop webcams has a new deadline.  A U-S District Judge signed an order yesterday in a case that began when a Harriton High School student claimed the school photographed him in his bedroom through the school-issued laptop.
    WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

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    The order gives both parties more time to try to investigate details of the case.

    Attorney Mark Haltzman represents Blake Robbins and his family.

    Haltzman: The Robbins agreed to this order as they had hoped that this order could possibly reduce legal fees by encouraging the Lower Merion School District to come clean now with all the information that they have regarding how the spying software was used, who knew about it, and when they knew about it.

    School officials have said they only used the software to track down lost or stolen computers — not to spy on students.

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