Sunday, October 19, 2008

Official nabs video of Iowa school bus fight; family balks

This from the Des Moines Register:

Audrey Jamieson's father taught her that the best defense against school bus bullies is the camera.

The Nevada fifth-grader says the lesson came in handy when a fight broke out on the bus ride home last week.Then she got into trouble.

When Audrey took out a small video camera her parents bought for her 10th birthday this year, a school official confiscated it and told her videotaping on the bus is illegal even though many of the district's buses are equipped with cameras.

The incident shows how administrators must walk a fine line between the tech-savvy children they encourage to report bullies, and skeptical parents who want to hold schools liable for discipline problems.

Audrey said when she got her camera back later, the memory card was missing...

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