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Webcam Spying School District Fooled by Mike & Ikes

Last week we reported on allegations that the Lower Merion School district of Pennsylvania was covertly spying on its students using the embedded webcameras in school-issued laptops.  The surveillance capabilities of the cameras were only discovered when student Blake Robbins was threatened with disciplinary action for “improper behavior at home.”  The evidence against him was a picture, taken without his knowledge, from the webcam of his laptop.

His family’s attorney has come forward and explained exactly what Robbins was doing that was so improper. Turns out, he was eating Mike and Ikes. 

Apparently, the candies looked enough like pills for the unknown watcher to think that Robbins was dealing.

There hasn’t been a creepier intersection between candy and underage children since Time Burton‘s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

NBC’s video of the family’s attorney explaining:

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