Second lawsuit filed in Lower Merion laptop spying case

    The student is represented by the same lawyer who’s suing the District on behalf of another student with a similar claim.

    Another student is suing the Lower Merion School District for allegedly spying via a school-issued laptop. The student is represented by the same lawyer who’s suing the District on behalf of another student with a similar claim.

    Jalil Hasan says just a few days after he realized his school issued laptop was not in his backpack, he got it back from the school…without knowing the tracking software had been activated.

    Fatimah Hasan, says she feels violated because of the photos of family, friends, and her son in his bedroom, that she didn’t know were being taken.

    “He comes home on Friday he says Mom I’m upset I left my laptop in my cooking class. He knew where he left it. I said okay when you go back just go let them know it’s missing first thing Monday morning. Not thinkin this would indicate okay okay let’s turn it on, let’s turn on the tracking system…Why was it turned on for if it never left your possesion? It never left the school,” says Hasan.

    In a written statement, the District says “Given all that has been accomplished regarding the matter of student-laptop security, continued litigation is clearly not the right way to proceed and not in the best interest of the students or the school district community.”

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