From the what were they thinking about department:  The Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, school district admits it collected “a substantial number” of photos of students without their knowledge or consent.  The school district gave laptop computers to students that contained cameras used to collect pictures of students.  A lawsuit filed by parents on behalf of a student alleges that the school district collected thousands of secret photos.  This boo boo has caused a national uproar and given the school district more bad PR than a Heidi Montag plastic surgery.

See “L. Merion to let parents see secretly snapped photos,” “Lower Merion report: Web cams snapped 56,000 images,” and “School District Took Thousands of Pics of Students at Home Via Laptop Webcams.”  See also legal pleadings in the case.