Student Convicted After Recording Alleged Bullies

A western Pennsylvania high school student is appealing his disorderly conduct conviction for recording others who allegedly bullied him, saying he wasn't trying to break the state's wiretap law but was instead trying to collect evidence against his tormentors.
The South Fayette High School student, Christian Stanfield, held a news conference with his mother Tuesday announcing the challenge.
Stanfield was charged by police with violating the state's wiretapping law -- which forbids recording another's voice without their permission --after he uses his iPad to record the taunts of other students in February.

A district judge threw out the more serious charge, but convicted the 15-year-old of disorderly conduct last month.
School district officials aren't commenting, but Stanfield and his attorney hope to get the conviction on the citation overturned.

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