August 10th, 2005, 03:05 AM
Students Charged With Computer Trespass
They're being called the Kutztown 13 — a group of high schoolers charged with felonies for bypassing security with school-issued laptops, downloading forbidden Internet goodies and using monitoring software to spy on district administrators.
The students, their families and outraged supporters say authorities are overreacting, punishing the kids not for any heinous behavior — no malicious acts are alleged — but rather because they outsmarted the district's technology workers.
The Kutztown Area School District begs to differ. It says it reported the students to police only after detentions, suspensions and other punishments failed to deter them from breaking school rules governing computer usage.
In Pennsylvania alone, more than a dozen school districts have reported student misuse of computers to police, and in some cases students have been expelled, according to Jeffrey Tucker, a lawyer for the district.
The students "fully knew it was wrong and they kept doing it," Tucker said. "Parents thought we should reward them for being creative. We don't accept that."
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August 10th, 2005, 04:01 AM
Let me see if I have a handle on all this...http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16034
Teacher can lick & suck student wounds= nothing wrong.
Students exploit stupidity of school administrators= felonies
I wonder if it ever dawned on the stupid school officals too take away the laptops ? naw that would be too easy, that would take brains, thought and logic.
The moral of these two stories ? Lick & Suck your way though life, never fear those who prove you an idiot, no need too use a brain you don't have, call the cops they'll take care of them for you.....the cops aren't highly educated and they can deal with the witty