What A Shocker!: 30 People Reveal The Most Jaw-Dropping Scandals Of Their Schools

School supposed to be fun but that’s not the case for these ones

#30 Spying On Students

What A Shocker!: 30 People Reveal The Most Jaw-Dropping Scandals Of Their Schools 1
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Our school district provided Apple laptops to all high school students to take home and use for homework. This was around 2010, so all laptops came with webcams, as most modern laptops do. Nobody thought twice about it. Well…. one day, a kid gets called into the principal’s office and they start yelling at him for doing drugs— in his own home. But wait, how did they know what he was doing in the privacy of his own bedroom? The school provided a laptop. Turns out, the administration was using a loophole in the anti-theft software they installed to spy on the students for wrongdoing, taking thousands and thousands of covert photos through the webcam, taking screenshots, and recording keystrokes. No one was aware this was happening, and since we thought we were safe, alone in our own bedrooms, in the privacy of our own homes, they undoubtedly collected and stored dozens of compromising photos of underage students in various states of undress, against their will, and without the knowledge of their parents. There was a huge lawsuit about it. After they got found out, they used the same security program to remotely gain complete control of our laptops and delete the bootleg copy of Pokemon that was floating around as people were playing it, which was also kind of a messed up move. —mandaraffe