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 August 23, 2010  Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Andy Rathbun reports on the latest assault on student privacy and the Fourth Amendment:

School principals may get to look through students’ cellphones if the Oak Harbor School Board signs off on a new policy meant to crack down on cyber-bullying.

The board could allow administrators to confiscate and search electronic devices in certain cases.

School officials say the proposed policy will combat cyber-bullying, a form of harassment performed via e-mail, text message or other electronic means. The policy would extend to messages and images sent outside school hours if that content was shared later during school.

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