Sunday, February 5, 2012

School uses text message to suspend students for alleged drug use

A recent Chicago Tribune article focussed on a massive school district drug crackdown based on confiscating the cell phone of a student suspected of dealing drugs and then tracing all his text messages to other students. See my position on this in the article. I think this this is a gross invasion of student privacy and has the potential for many students to be implicated that may not be guilty of anything worse than trash talk, but it is also a lesson in why kids (and adults) need to be much more careful about what they put in text messages and emails.,0,1472927.story