Superintendent Richard Sheehan said,
“We were able to save a life. It’s just another avenue to open up a dialogue with parents about safety.”
“This is the government essentially hiring a contractor to stalk the social media of the kids. When the government — and public schools are part of the government — engages in any kind of line-crossing and to actually go and gather information about people away from school, that crosses a line,”
Chris Frydrych, CEO of Geo Listening, the firm the district used during its spring pilot program, said,
“I find it interesting that people keep asking if we’re doing something illegal or snooping or eavesdropping, but what we’re actually doing is looking at public posts. We don’t see any private posts.”
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