Friday, September 7, 2007

Teacher Faces Charge of Wiretapping (follow-up)

A Hancock County teacher went before a magistrate Friday on a charge she spied on another teacher. Police said 52-year-old Joyce Wells of New Cumberland, a teacher at the Rockefeller Vocational Center, placed a tape recorder inside the desk drawer of teacher Mary Stewart.

Wells pleaded not guilty.

Hancock County Prosecutor Jim Davis said the recording device was discovered by a third teacher. Davis said Wells wanted to catch Stewart ranting and raving at her students. Her next court date is September 28. (more)

Grab your gavel. Do you think eavesdropping was justified in this case?