LOWER MERION, Pa. (CBS) – The Lower Merion School District, in Montgomery County, is coming out swinging against the latest lawsuit that’s been filed over monitoring software that was installed on district-issued laptop computers.
The school district says the new lawsuit, filed by former Harriton High School student Joshua Levin, is motivated by cash and is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars.
Levin, who graduated in 2009, filed the suit earlier this week. It claims he was humiliated and severely emotionally distressed last summer when he viewed images and screenshots taken by his laptop computer.
Late last year the school district settled a lawsuit brought by two other students over laptop images. The district paid out $610,000 over that complaint (see related story).
Lower Merion officials say Levin refused efforts to settle through court-supervised mediation.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060