School Gets Mom Charged With Felony For Putting Recorder In Daughter’s Backpack To Prove Bullying
Police officers in Virginia have charged a mother with a felony after she placed a recorder in her daughter’s backpack to help prove to school officials that she was being bullied.
Fed up with her local elementary school’s failure to take action to prevent her daughter from being bullied, Norfolk resident Sarah Sims placed a recording device in her 9-year-old daughter’s backpack show them direct evidence that she was a victim of a bullying campaign.
When the school found the recorder and then moved her daughter to a different classroom, news station WAVY reports.
What surprised her even more, says tells WAVY, is that she was subsequently charged with a felony.
Specifically, WAVY says police charged Sims with “use of a device to intercept oral communication and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” which could carry up to five years in prison.
“I was mortified,” Sims said. “The next thing I know I’m a felon. Felony charges and a misdemeanor when I’m trying to look out for my kid. What do you do?”
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