The case of the webcam spying in the Lower Merion School District has now gotten two employees suspended for doing their jobs. According to, Lower Merion School District employees Michael Perbix, a network technician, and Carol Cafiero, information systems coordinator have been suspended with pay while the investigation into the legalities of the webcam… read more

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It seems some parents in the Lower Merion School District aren’t too happy about the class action lawsuit that has been filed over the supposed webcam spying case, and they plan to do something about it. For the past two weeks I’ve been covering the case against the Lower Merion School District over the situation… read more

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February 27 2010

Hawaii Tsunami Warning

This isn’t the normal type of post for this blog, but this situation is too serious to care. The 8.8 Chile earthquake 2010 has set off a series of Tsunami waves that are heading for the islands and may be as many as eight to ten over several hours.  Everyone in low-lying areas need to… read more

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It seems that at least some people involved in the school webcam spying debacle were really proud of themselves. A blog named Stryde Hax did some digging into the case of the Lower Merion School District spying on its students via their laptop webcams, and found that one of the people charged with running the… read more

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It has not been a good weekend for the officials at the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania. Yesterday brought the news that both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Montgomery County detectives were launching investigations into the possibility that the Lower Merion School District had violated both wiretapping and computer-intrusion laws.  Not wasting any time,… read more

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The saga of the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania is getting another chapter added to it: The FBI and local detectives have entered the picture. The other day I reported on a class action lawsuit (PDF link) being filed against the Lower Merion School District over the discovery that the school district could remotely… read more

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The state of Utah is considering a new proposal that would see the 12th grade become optional for students if they have enough credits to graduate early. Utah state Sen. Chris Buttars (R-West Jordan) raised some ire recently in his state by suggesting that the 12th grade be totally eliminated in the state in an effort to… read more

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It would seem that public schools have totally lost their minds. Alexa Gonzalez, a 12-year-old girl from Queens, New York, was recently taken out of her school in handcuffs and walked over to a police prescient across from her school.  Once there she was detained for several hours until she was released to her mother. Her crime?… read more


It would seem that James Madison High School in Midwood, Brooklyn is living up to its new nickname as “Horndog High”. Allegations have surfaced against 37-year-old gym teacher Lisa Guttilla of sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl at Poly Prep Country Day School where she worked part time as a volleyball coach.  She also worked… read more

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Public schools across the United States are closed for the winter holidays, but apparently not all teachers are done seeing their students. Amanda Watkins, a 38-year-old mother and teacher at Sheffield Jr. High School in Alabama, has been arrested on second degree rape charges.  According to the Shoals Insider, Ms. Watkins was discovered Saturday night… read more

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Well, for once the teachers were at least not going after the students, instead,they were going after each other. According to The New York Daily News (NYDC)  33-year-old married teacher Alini Brito was found with 29-year-old teacher Cindy Mauro in an empty classroom during a school talent show at  James Madison High School in Midwood,… read more

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It seems that at least one member of the Australian parliament has had enough of the Church of Scientology. Independent Australian senator Nick Xenophon tabled letters with the Australian parliament this week from former members of the Church of Scientology that accuse the organization of torture, coerced abortions, embezzlement and more crimes.  According to the Times of London, Mr.… read more

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