The case of a Pennsylvania school official remotely monitoring a student at home that emerged last week has gained so much of attention that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is stepping into the matter to sort out the truth, according to CNN.
A source close to the matter on the condition of anonymity told CNN that the FBI was set to launch a probe to find out the truth after a family filed a legal suit against the Lower Merion School District, situated in the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In the lawsuit, the family accused the assistant principal of Harriton High School of monitoring their son while he was at home, and wasn’t aware of the fact that he was being looked on.
Additionally, the family also claimed that the school official used the image captured on a notebook as the basis for disciplining their son.
Dismissing the allegations, District Superintendent Christopher McGinley, said: “At no time did any high school administrator have the ability or actually access the security-tracking software”.
“We believe that the administrator at Harriton has been unfairly portrayed and unjustly attacked in connection with her attempts to be supportive of a student and his family.”, McGinley added.
Although the school authorities admitted that the webcam inputs on the loaned laptops could be accessed remotely, but asserted that the feature was put in place only to locate the missing or stolen computers.