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Student: School webcam spying denial falls short

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The suburban Philadelphia teen who filed a webcam spying lawsuit against his school district says an administrator's denial of wrongdoing doesn't address his claims.

Harriton High School sophomore Blake Robbins insists an assistant vice principal did take advantage of a security program to monitor his activity at home. The administrator, Lindy Matsko, says she didn't monitor students or authorize others to do so.

But Robbins told reporters Wednesday that Matsko didn't deny confronting him about a picture the webcam took.

The lawsuit filed last week claims Matsko talked to Robbins about "improper behavior" at home, citing images from the school-issued laptop's camera.

Robbins says officials mistook candy for pills and thought he was selling drugs.

District officials have said they only remotely activated webcams to locate missing laptops.

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