This February, parents of Lower Marion
high school students brought suit against the school district for covertly spying on students using the webcameras of school issued MacBooks
. The LMSD said that the cameras, equipped with remote access software, were simply a security feature to be used in the case that the laptops were stolen or misplaced. Parents say that they were never informed about this possible use of the cameras, and that some were activated without the computer being reported lost. Michael and Holly Robbins
found out about the cameras when pictures from their son's computer were used as evidence in disciplinary action against him. Now comes the information that the webcams took "thousands" of secret pictures of students in their homes.