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A federal judge is being asked to stop Lower Merion School District officials from removing any information from the 2,300 laptops issued to high school students.

Lawyers for the school district that has been accused in a class action lawsuit of spying on students in their homes are due in court today.

Mark Haltzman, the lawyer for 16-year-old Harriton High School student Blake Robbins, his family, and other students, said he needs to preserve evidence on the computers.

In the lawsuit filed Feb. 11, Robbins alleges that school administrators remotely activated the webcam on the school-issued laptop and took photos of him in his home holding pill-shaped objects. Robbins said that an assistant principal later used the photos to show that the teen was engaged in “improper behavior.”

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