By way of Catherine?s Flying Hamster Blog, I see that the “Julie Amero mess” has sparked broader coverage. Brian Krebs published Substitute Teacher Faces Jail Time Over Spyware on the Washington Post site which includes information of his interview of Julie Amero.
As Catherine wrote:
“This does not sound like a teacher who, with malice of forethought, would plan to expose her pupils to pornography. Please keep in mind that she is a substitute teacher – and not a regular staff member of the school.”
I agree completely. Read the article for yourself and see what you think.
By the way, reading that the “students” were accessing the computer, logged on by another teacher, not Ms. Amero, rather makes a person wonder about the so-called physical evidence of “typed URLs” from Detective Lounsbury’s commentary.
“Physical evidence and electronic evidence is collected. In the case of crimes involving computers, the evidence is collected with tools designed to find the evidence. This evidence includes internet history, content, and registry data, including “typed URLs”. It’s these “typed URLs,” gleaned from the registry, which are identified – not pop ups.”