WebcamGate Accuser's Sister Sues Lower Merion

Webcam spying plaintiff's sister claims Main Line school district captured embarressing photos of her

Another plaintiff has stepped forward in the WebcamGate case that put Lower Merion School District in the national spotlight.

The Montgomery County school district that paid more than $600,000 to settle allegations it used laptop webcams to spy on students is being sued by the sister of the original plaintiff.

Nineteen-year-old Paige Robbins filed a federal lawsuit against the school district on Thursday. She says the district secretly captured embarrassing images of her at home through her school-issued laptop's webcam.

Her brother, Blake Robbins, sued the district last year over software that allowed school employees to remotely activate the webcams to track missing computers.

Blake Robbins received $175,000 of a $600,000 settlement. Paige Robbins' lawyer, Mary Elizabeth Bogan, says her client's rights weren't addressed in that case.

District spokesman Doug Young calls the new lawsuit “an attempted money-grab.” He says an investigation recovered no images of Paige Robbins.

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