Looking a gift iBook in the mouth earns you a felony!

Check out this story (Berks-Mont Newspapers - Kutztown Area Patriot - 06/23/2005 - 13 teens face felonies) -- too long to do justice in a summary here. Basically: School gives kid iBook; kid logs into iBook as Admin; kid charged with felony.

No grades were stolen. Nothing inappropriate was taken. School policy was violated, sure... but I'm not exactly sure how you can criminally trespass against a piece of equipment that's been given to you for your own use. I'd love to see the TOS the students signed; I'm sure that was clear, right?

Complicating matters is allegation that legitimate, legal authorites didn't bother to do their own investigation, but have instead just taken the word and "evidence" of the district. (Based on information from today's homepage of MacInTouch.com, which linked to this story.)


emlarson said…
I always thought it was "Odell Lake". :) Ranks right up there with the first version of "Oregon Trail", Jon!

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