School officials invading privacy?

Georgian eighth grader was suspended after taking down a video camera that his friend and him found in the boy’s bathroom. Mac Bedor, took the camera home to show his mother, who in turn contacted the Superintendent.
Result? The eighth grader is suspended for taking school property and the principal is continuing to film. Why? To catch supposed “vandals”.
District Attorney on the subject matter:

…Bibb County District Attorney, Howard Simms. He says cameras in public school bathrooms are legal because schools have more leeway on privacy issues.

I could be totally wrong on this, but if this happened in the girl’s bathroom, there would have been hell to pay. Since when did schools have more leeway on privacy issues? As far as I know, it’s illegal to film within a restroom of any sort, and many people have gone to jail because of it. So it makes it okay for a school official to do so? Perhaps they need to start watching CSI on how to catch perpetrators instead of committing a right to privacy for themselves.
I found Johnson v. Allen (No. A05A0235), Atlas Cold Storage v. Allen (No. A05A0236), Georgia Court of Appeals (March 24, 2005) very interesting in the fact that it was the same type of deal but between female employees and their employer.

The court first examined the invasion of privacy claim brought against Johnson. While individuals generally retain a right of privacy regarding their use of a restroom, the court noted, this right is not absolute. Thus, a public bathroom stall is not private when it is used for other than its intended purpose (i.e., sexual activity).
Based on the facts of this case, however, the court found that the monitoring was not conducted as short-term surveillance in response to specific information about drug use, or any other illegal activity. The continuous monitoring of private matters “would surely be offensive to the reasonable person,” the court held.

Gotta love the Internet.
Via 13WMAZ

  • Yeah, this fully creeped me out, too. If one of my boys brought home a camera from the school bathroom… well, let’s just say, it would already be broughten… matrix style.

  • Yeah, this fully creeped me out, too. If one of my boys brought home a camera from the school bathroom… well, let’s just say, it would already be broughten… matrix style.

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