School Official Denies Webcam Spying

A Lower Merion school administrator says she has not monitored students through webcams on their laptop computers, and she is not authorized to use software that allows the built-in cameras to be activated by remote control. Harriton High School Assistant Principal Lynn Matsko was named in a lawsuit alleging that she spoke with sophomore Blake Robbins about improper behavior at home, based on pictures taken by his school-issued computer.  In a prepared statement she read at her lawyer’s office, she said she would never spy on any student, she would be outraged if anyone spied on her two teenage children at home, and she has received threatening e-mails over the incident.  Her lawyer said a gag order imposed by a federal judge bars her from discussing the case any further. Blake Robbins made his own statement Wednesday night, saying Matsko did not deny seeing a webcam picture of him in his home.  She only denied activating the camera.