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Pa. school webcam spying suit could be settled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia family's webcam-spying lawsuit against a high school could be heading for a settlement.

Lawyers for Lower Merion School District and the family of 15-year-old Blake Robbins agreed to a one-month delay in the case while experts determine how many times employees activated cameras on school-issued laptops.

According to an order signed by a judge Wednesday, both parties hope the information will lead to "an expeditious and cost-effective resolution."

Robbins and his parents sued last month, accusing school officials of photographing him in his bedroom. He says an administrator said school officials suspected him of selling drugs because of webcam photos.

The district claims it activated the cameras only to locate missing laptops.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

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