Thursday, August 11, 2011

No consequences

I think students sending text messages while in class is equivalent to passing notes. You know if you do it and get caught chances are that note will be shared. And if you are caught doing anything that remotely smacks of illegal activity, chances are school officials will intervene.

In today's SP (Aug. 11/11) grandparents are suing the Saskatchewan Rivers school division for intercepting a student text message that related to auto theft. The school officials called in city police and put the matter in their hands.

Now the school division and the teacher are being sued for their actions. The grandparents seem more interested in the actions of the school officials than the activities of the kid. How sad.


  1. Teachers in general have a unwarranted high opinion of themselves. If the car theft case ever goes to court I would guess it would be tossed on the illegally obtained evidence. Privacy is what it is and teachers shouldn't have any more right to breach it than anyone else

  2. whats with the teacher bashing? stay on topic.

  3. This isn't the U.S. it's much harder to keep evidence out of court. The teacher wasn't acting on the direction of the police but rather the police got involved after a private party had knowledge of a crime and they were introduced to that evidence. What do you expect the police to do, turn down the info?

    The big problem here is that a 12 year old had intimate knowledge of a car theft and the grandparents are focussing on the school and not on the kid and his thieving friends.

  4. Since 12 yr olds can't get cell phones, wouldn't the text be the property of whoever bought the phone /signed the contract?


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