Want another reason to hate school?

How about spying?

According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when the Robbins's child was disciplined for "improper behavior in his home" and the Vice Principal used a photo taken by the webcam as evidence.
School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home Boing Boing

I really hope this is fake, or this is just so mind-bogglingly retarded I can barely comprehend it. I don't see how this can end any way but badly for that school district. I saw another link (can't find it now but I'll try to and post it later) where the school district said that they only use the feature to help recover stolen or lost laptops, but that doesn't really explain why they were punishing the aforementioned kid for something he did in his own home.

Also, if mods think this is better suited elsewhere, or want to move it for serious discussion or something like that, go for it.