Kid uses Apple iPad to record bullying, ends up busted for illegal wiretapping

Kid uses Apple iPad to record bullying, ends up busted for illegal wiretapping
The saying "Man plans, God laughs," never applied so perfectly as to the predicament that befell a high-school sophomore in Pennsylvania. After complaining to his mom about being bullied in school, he decided to obtain some proof. Using the Apple iPad given to him by the school, he planned to make an audio recording of his persecution.

The plan worked like a charm as our hero was able to record sounds of his daily verbal torture. Students were recorded making fun of him, which included some rude comments. While it appeared that there was no physical interaction, one of the bullies pretended to hit the sophomore just to scare him. The mother heard the recording, and as you would expect, she went ballistic. She set up a meeting with the principal, but here is where the story takes a wrong turn.

Yes, the principal called the cops, but not on the bullies. He arranged to have the iPad wielding sophomore arrested for felony wiretapping, explaining that the recording was made in a place where the other students expected privacy.

The kid had his day in court, and while the charges were lowered to disorderly conduct, he was found guilty by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet. The bullies? They got off scot free and were never punished. The kid's attorney says that he is appealing the verdict.

source: Ubergizmo

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92 Comments

102. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Haaaaahahahahaha!!!! The #1 comment on this story is the funniest comment I have ever read on PA. Poor kid.

97. seriouslyno

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

I think princi was a moron

96. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

The principle should be fired. He has no busness in that position. What a complete and utter moron.

93. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

So now America promotes bullying? I just hate this story. The kid was found guilty for a low he clearly had no idea? And f*&k that principle who called the cops on him.

92. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Only in America...

85. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

*Time to bully the Principal*

80. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This is Apple, I mean US justice at its finest. Actually Apple getting 1 billion for prior art or calling shotgun or dibs is probably even more of an injustice than this is. LOL

70. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Its a place where students expected privacy and the free reign to freely bully other kids. What a stupid situation. IMO there is no need to protect their privacy if they were taking advantage of it to abuse some poor kid. Its just not right.

68. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Don't all criminals expect privacy when committing their crimes?

67. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

the law here in america is the worse in the world that in fact that the bullies are more protected than the bullied

61. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Shiat like this is the reason school shootings happen folks.

59. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

The next student school council meeting for that district will be a blood bath, thats for damn sure.

56. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol sometimes you think where the eff has common sense gone..you would think a judge would have some. Guess the kid should have just allowed the bullying going on.. What's worse the actual kids that should be punished get off. How are these kids ever suppose to learn between right and wrong when in general in this world everything is backwards.

52. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

There is just no sense in this article. Here is a case were a child is getting harassedd. Even the law is failing to support him. And the principal who was supposed to be help the child, is helping the guilty. And you Mr. Alan are making fun of this incident. This is very shameful.

73. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

How was he making fun of the incident?

47. difeo2

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Marbovo, exactly!! People that get picked on constantly usually internalize it, and in this case, get further persecution from authorities, one day snap, killing innocent people, including themselves. Way beyond ridiculous!!

46. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Reading stuff like this I give the reason for those high school shooters.

60. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Sadly, but being a bullied kid through my school years, I agree. Anger can push us over the edge

44. difeo2

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

I agree with the post about the 80's. Erosion of Western civilization. There are not words strong enough to describe the disgust!!

43. difeo2

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Great advice Darkjedi! What if he can't f'n fight back? What about those kids? The strong shouldn't be picking on the weaker or simply more laid back people. They should be defending and protecting them!! This is the kind of injustice that makes me embarrassed to be American!!

42. difeo2

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Great advice Darkjedi! What if he can't f'n fight back? What about those kids? The strong shouldn't be picking on the weaker or simply more laid back people. They should be defending and protecting them!! This is the kind of injustice that makes me embarrassed to be American!!

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If he's able bodied, he can fight back. Might not win, but stand up for ones self. I've been there before.

41. surethom

Posts: 1780; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Fu** them post there names all over face book & twitter

39. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What a blind justice. Poor kid. Say something like a heroic dialog and shut up these bullies and get your deserved respect.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man just fight back. Stand up, and f'n fight back.

79. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

YEAH... go get em Rambo! win-win situation! the best case, defeat em all and become the next big thing! the worst case, kill anyone and become a bully killer!!

84. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC fought back with bullies like Nokia and Apple but just ended up paying them thanks to American justice. Like it or not, Samsung is the last one standing up to the US justice system in terms if fighting back bullies. Lol

87. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know that works in that movies and TV specials, but in the real world it just incurs ass kickings. Epic ass kickings.

34. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

What kind of principal reports a student to the police for anything short of grand theft or violence involving a weapon or serious injury? Fire him, first of all, because he's lost the trust of the students. There are no rules of evidence when it comes to discipline in a school. A principal has to be an expert at spotting and dealing with the behavioral issues that happen at every school, including bullying, drug abuse, vandalism, absenteeism and disobedience. If they can't resolve these issues without putting their students in jeopardy of the legal system, then they don't have any business drawing a principal's paycheck.

32. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

WTF????? Poor kid! So there are even worse judges there than Judge Koh! Gosh!

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