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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Virginia mom wanted to protect her 9-year-old from bullying. Now she’s facing wiretapping charges.

Sarah Sims was concerned that her 9-year-old child was being bullied at school. She reported the issue to school authorities, but did not feel that they were taking enough action to correct the issue. So she sent a cellphone to school to record the alleged bullying and show administrators how bad it was.

Little did she know that she would soon be facing potential criminal charges.

According to Reason, Sims’ child attended Ocean View Elementary in Norfolk, Virginia. After Sims sent the phone to school, school officials found the phone on her child and confiscated it.

Weeks later, unexpectedly, Sims found herself facing criminal charges for wiretapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor due to the event.



Anonymous said...

Precedent in schools is well established: "no expectation of privacy." Record away. Charges will never even make it to court.

Anonymous said...

This completely disgusts me! I get that there are a lot of students. I don't downplay the responsibility of the job...but they did choose it. Yesterday my child came home and told me about the verbal bullying and comments their principal made to them. To say I'm angry would be an injustice!

Anonymous said...

It said this morning that they had dropped the charges.

Anonymous said...

Good she has every right to protect her child because the schools and school board will NOT.