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BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 01:39 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/print?id=2872230 (http://abcnews.go.com/US/print?id=2872230)

Substitute Teacher's Porn Conviction Sparks Tech Debate
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

The Associated Press

WINDHAM, Conn. - Until recently, Julie Amero says, she lived the quiet life of a small-town substitute teacher, with little knowledge of computers and even less about porn.
Now she is in the middle of a criminal case that hinges on the intricacies of both, and it could put her behind bars for up to 40 years.

She was convicted last month of exposing seventh-grade students to pornography on her classroom computer. She contended the images were inadvertently thrust onto the screen by pornographers' unseen spyware and adware programs.

Prosecutors dispute that. But her argument has made her a cause celebre among some technology experts, who say what happened to her could happen to anyone.

"I'm scared," the 40-year-old Amero said. "I'm just beside myself over something I didn't do."

It all began in October 2004. Amero was assigned to a class at Kelly Middle School in Norwich, a city of around 37,000 people about 40 miles east of Hartford.

Amero says that before her class started, a teacher allowed her to e-mail her husband. She says she used the computer and went to the bathroom, returning to find the permanent teacher gone and two students viewing a Web site on hair styles.

Amero says she chased the students away and started class. But later, she says, pornographic images started popping up on the computer screen by themselves. She says she tried to click the images off, but they kept returning, and she was under strict orders not to shut the computer off.

"I did everything I possibly could to keep them from seeing anything," she says.

Prosecutor David Smith contended at Amero's three-day trial that she actually clicked on graphic Web sites.

Several students testified that they saw pictures of naked men and women, including at least one image a couple having oral sex.

Computer consultant Herb Horner testified for the defense that the children had gone to an innocent Web site on hair styles and were redirected to another hairstyle site that had pornographic links. "It can happen to anybody," Horner said.

The defense argued that the images were caused by adware and spyware programs that are often secretly planted on computers by Internet businesses to track users' browsing habits. They can generate pop-up ads in some cases, pornographic ones.

"It's absolutely plausible," Ari Schwartz, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, said of Amero's case. "It's a huge problem."

But many remain skeptical, including Mark Steinmetz, who served on Amero's jury.

"So many kids noticed this going on," Steinmetz said. "It was truly uncalled for. I would not want my child in her classroom. All she had to do was throw a coat over it or unplug it. We figured even if there were pop-ups, would you sit there?"

The Federal Trade Commission has been cracking down on companies accused of spreading malicious spyware to millions of computer users worldwide. And pop-up blockers that can prevent so-called porn storms are now in wide use.

Amero and her supporters say the old computer lacked firewall or antispyware protections to prevent inappropriate pop-ups.

"What is extraordinary is the prosecution admitted there was no search made for spyware an incredible blunder akin to not checking for fingerprints at a crime scene," Alex Eckelberry, president of a Florida software company, wrote recently in the local newspaper. "When a pop-up occurs on a computer, it will get shown as a visited Web site, and no 'physical click' is necessary."

Smith, the prosecutor, would not say what he plans to recommend when Amero is sentenced March 2. John Newsone, a defense attorney in Norwich familiar with the case, said Amero might be spared prison or face perhaps a year to 18 months.

Principal Scott Fain said the computer lacked the latest firewall protection because a vendor's bill had gone unpaid. "I was shocked to see what made it through," he said.

But Fain also said Amero was the only one to report such a problem: "We've never had a problem with pop-ups before or since."

BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 01:40 PM
I can very easily tell you if it was spyware, pop-up ads and if they actually visited the site, how long the ad was displayed etc etc

Seems to me this is whack.

Sully
02-14-2007, 01:41 PM
I read this yesterday, and wondered why it couldn't be nailed down if it was definitely spyware, etc.

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 01:42 PM
What a crock of shit.

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 01:43 PM
I read this yesterday, and wondered why it couldn't be nailed down if it was definitely spyware, etc.

Probably because nobody bothered to look.

A teacher showed porn to a bunch of kids...HANG HER! No, wait...BURN HER!!!

BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 01:46 PM
Probably because nobody bothered to look.

A teacher showed porn to a bunch of kids...HANG HER! No, wait...BURN HER!!!
I can't believe this either. If the facts are what they really are in the article it would be so easy to figure out the truth

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-14-2007, 01:49 PM
The school should be smart enough to have spyware/pop-up blockers on their damn computers. Hang the principal or whoever's responsible instead.

Fish
02-14-2007, 01:49 PM
Smells funny....

Sometimes those quiet 40 something innocent looking women are the biggest sexual deviants...

And given instructions not to turn if off or not.... if it's showing something that inappropriate, turn the damn thing off anyway...

So much about this doesn't make sense, it's hard to even begin to place blame...

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 01:49 PM
I can't believe this either. If the facts are what they really are in the article it would be so easy to figure out the truth

Here's the key part for me:

"What is extraordinary is the prosecution admitted there was no search made for spyware an incredible blunder akin to not checking for fingerprints at a crime scene," Alex Eckelberry, president of a Florida software company, wrote recently in the local newspaper.

If the prosecution truly addmitted that they didn't search the computer for malware, the case should be thrown out. Plain and simple. At best, they are ignorant of the technology. At worst, they are GROSSLY negligent and more interested in making an example of this woman than serving justice.

BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 01:52 PM
Here's the key part for me:

"What is extraordinary is the prosecution admitted there was no search made for spyware an incredible blunder akin to not checking for fingerprints at a crime scene," Alex Eckelberry, president of a Florida software company, wrote recently in the local newspaper.

If the prosecution truly addmitted that they didn't search the computer for malware, the case should be thrown out. Plain and simple. At best, they are ignorant of the technology. At worst, they are GROSSLY negligent and more interested in making an example of this woman than serving justice.
No chit, this will be thrown out on appeal. Ignorant people. :mad:

noa
02-14-2007, 01:54 PM
This pisses me off. How can people be so unreasonable?

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 01:54 PM
Furthermore, the school OWNS the computer.

The law so far has been pretty adamant about illegal content and ownership of the harddrive it resides on.

The computer should immediately be scrubbed for pornographic material (the graphics in the pop-ups would be stored in cache) and the school should be charged.

KC Kings
02-14-2007, 01:58 PM
To me it doesn't matter why the porn ads were popping up, it was the simple fact that the teacher did nothing about it.
My wife signs up for free stuff on the internet, and even though my computer was protected we had the same issue. To make sure my kids didn't see it we turned the computer off until I could get home and clean it.

Whatever reason the sub was given for "not turning the computer off", I am sure a simple call to the principle would have given her authorization. Were there also rules against turning off the monitor?

It is obvious that the kids got a kick out of seeing nekid pictures, and she allowed the to be entertained by not stopping it. Forty years in prison seems a little steep, especailly since 25 percent of all kids have given or received oral sex by the age of 14, (per my wife after watching Oprah). I could see if they saw some barnyard scenes or a little DVDA, but I find it hard to believe that there is any high school in America that has used the internet, and not seen something sexually explicit, (inadvertantly or purposely).

noa
02-14-2007, 01:59 PM
John Newsone, a defense attorney in Norwich familiar with the case, said Amero might be spared prison or face perhaps a year to 18 months.

I can understand firing her because she didn't cover up the images or unplug the computer immediately, but sending her to jail for a year and a half is a pure waste of taxpayers' money.

KC Kings
02-14-2007, 02:00 PM
And Chief Nute thinks his wife never does anything on snow days because she is surfing "Ebay".

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=158322

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-14-2007, 02:02 PM
Sometimes those quiet 40 something innocent looking women are the biggest sexual deviants...
... I gotta get me one of those......

And given instructions not to turn if off or not.... if it's showing something that inappropriate, turn the damn thing off anyway...


She could have at least turned off the monitor

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 02:04 PM
To me it doesn't matter why the porn ads were popping up, it was the simple fact that the teacher did nothing about it.
My wife signs up for free stuff on the internet, and even though my computer was protected we had the same issue. To make sure my kids didn't see it we turned the computer off until I could get home and clean it.

Whatever reason the sub was given for "not turning the computer off", I am sure a simple call to the principle would have given her authorization. Were there also rules against turning off the monitor?

It is obvious that the kids got a kick out of seeing nekid pictures, and she allowed the to be entertained by not stopping it. Forty years in prison seems a little steep, especailly since 25 percent of all kids have given or received oral sex by the age of 14, (per my wife after watching Oprah). I could see if they saw some barnyard scenes or a little DVDA, but I find it hard to believe that there is any high school in America that has used the internet, and not seen something sexually explicit, (inadvertantly or purposely).

If she was told not to turn the computer off for ANY REASON, then she should absolutely NOT be penalized for doing what she was told.

Furthermore, in the time it took for her to call the Principal - not to mention that I'm sure the Principal would have had to see for him/herself what was going - the children would have already been exposed.

BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 02:05 PM
To me it doesn't matter why the porn ads were popping up, it was the simple fact that the teacher did nothing about it.

Whatever reason the sub was given for "not turning the computer off", I am sure a simple call to the principle would have given her authorization. Were there also rules against turning off the monitor?
She's a subsitute teacher.

She doesn't want to cause problems or she won't be asked back.

Policy clearly says don't turn off the pc. I can't tell you how many users I've asked to reboot or turn off a pc and they turn off the monitor, but it's a friggin hellluva lot.

She's nervous and froze.

Anyway it doesn't matter. Its very simple to check out her story. Less than 5 mintues and you can know everything that happened on the pc since it was built.

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 02:05 PM
She could have at least turned off the monitor

Did they explain to her how to turn off the monitor without turning off the computer?

It's easy to make assumptions.

Bacon Cheeseburger
02-14-2007, 02:06 PM
She could have at least turned off the monitor
In case you didn't know: Women are retarted.

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 02:06 PM
Anyway it doesn't matter. Its very simple to check out her story. Less than 5 mintues and you can know everything that happened on the pc since it was built.

Exactly.

"Guilty until proven innocent" is not the way it works.

BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 02:07 PM
She could have at least turned off the monitor
Maybe this is why?
Policy clearly says don't turn off the pc. I can't tell you how many users I've asked to reboot or turn off a pc and they turn off the monitor, but it's a friggin hellluva lot.

bobbything
02-14-2007, 02:12 PM
If the school was using Mac's, then you'd be able to tell if she was lying or not.

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 02:19 PM
If the school was using Mac's, then you'd be able to tell if she was lying or not.

If the school was using Mac's, they probably wouldn't have this issue in the first place.

jiveturkey
02-14-2007, 02:23 PM
If the school was using Mac's the kids would all wind up gay and then we would be talking about punishing the school for turning kids into raging homos.

bobbything
02-14-2007, 02:36 PM
If the school was using Mac's, they probably wouldn't have this issue in the first place.
Precisely my point.

DenverChief
02-14-2007, 02:39 PM
Shoulda bought a mac

DenverChief
02-14-2007, 02:39 PM
If the school was using Mac's, they probably wouldn't have this issue in the first place.


:cuss:

StcChief
02-14-2007, 02:49 PM
Furthermore, the school OWNS the computer.

The law so far has been pretty adamant about illegal content and ownership of the harddrive it resides on.

The computer should immediately be scrubbed for pornographic material (the graphics in the pop-ups would be stored in cache) and the school should be charged.

The don't turn off computer rule is they likely DONT HAVE ANY good SUPPORT. to get it running again.

School should be charged for lack of filtering/protection etc.

Make an example there if you must.

HemiEd
02-14-2007, 02:56 PM
If the school was using Mac's the kids would all wind up gay and then we would be talking about punishing the school for turning kids into raging homos.
ROFL

htismaqe
02-14-2007, 03:03 PM
The don't turn off computer rule is they likely DONT HAVE ANY good SUPPORT. to get it running again.

School should be charged for lack of filtering/protection etc.

Make an example there if you must.

That's EXACTLY what it is.

In fact, the Principal admitted as much:

Principal Scott Fain said the computer lacked the latest firewall protection because a vendor's bill had gone unpaid.

The school can't pay their bills to get adequate computer support...so fry the TEACHING ASSISTANT.

BigRedChief
02-14-2007, 10:17 PM
That's EXACTLY what it is.

In fact, the Principal admitted as much:

Principal Scott Fain said the computer lacked the latest firewall protection because a vendor's bill had gone unpaid.

The school can't pay their bills to get adequate computer support...so fry the TEACHING ASSISTANT.
How can she go to jail if this is true?

KCChiefsMan
02-14-2007, 10:22 PM
I bet it was spyware, God Damn I am tired of reading articles like this...it makes me absolutely hate our justice system. from the 17 yr old athlete that is in jail for 10 yrs for getting a BJ even though intercourse would have been ok.....to that guy that has to pay child support for a kid that is not his......f*ck this, I think I need to move to Canada, England or something

Rausch
02-14-2007, 10:22 PM
WTF took over my country and when did it happen?...

Guru
02-14-2007, 10:26 PM
Smells funny....

Sometimes those quiet 40 something innocent looking women are the biggest sexual deviants...

And given instructions not to turn if off or not.... if it's showing something that inappropriate, turn the damn thing off anyway...

So much about this doesn't make sense, it's hard to even begin to place blame...


my thoughts... Turn off the damn monitor if nothing else. That is not turning off the computer.

boogblaster
02-14-2007, 10:35 PM
Where were these Subs when I was growing up ...hell back then a Sub was 70 years old 400 lbs. had facial-hair and beat you for grining at your buddy...

Ultra Peanut
02-14-2007, 10:38 PM
Well, this sounds perfectly reasonable. The streets are a little bit safer tonight.

Smed1065
02-14-2007, 10:48 PM
I bet it was spyware, God Damn I am tired of reading articles like this...it makes me absolutely hate our justice system. from the 17 yr old athlete that is in jail for 10 yrs for getting a BJ even though intercourse would have been ok.....to that guy that has to pay child support for a kid that is not his......f*ck this, I think I need to move to Canada, England or something

It might be screwed up but I will stay here after living in other countries.

None are perfect from my experience, so I will take the lesser of all evils.

Go ahead and move.

If you find the perfect country, please come back and post about it.

Smed1065
02-14-2007, 10:50 PM
Where were these Subs when I was growing up ...hell back then a Sub was 70 years old 400 lbs. had facial-hair and beat you for grining at your buddy...

At least you just had them for your subs.
ROFL

I did have one that was not like that but it was way back in second grade. ROFL

Silock
02-14-2007, 10:53 PM
She could have at least turned off the monitor

Maybe she didn't know how. People that don't regularly use computers won't know.

Thig Lyfe
02-14-2007, 10:54 PM
Shoulda had Firefox.

morphius
02-14-2007, 10:57 PM
my thoughts... Turn off the damn monitor if nothing else. That is not turning off the computer.
first, a lot of teachers are really completely computer ignorant. I have a BiL who was doing tech support for a school district, just scary. Heck, even the tech teacher was a complete idiot when it came to computers.

Honestly, I can see her with her eyes bulging out absolutely panicking, trying to get the windows closed and not even thinking clearly enough to turn the thing off right away.

Demonpenz
02-15-2007, 12:24 AM
You do the crime, you do the time.

Pants
02-15-2007, 02:41 AM
It is obvious that the kids got a kick out of seeing nekid pictures, and she allowed the to be entertained by not stopping it.

Maybe my reading comprehension isn't what it used to be, but where do you see that in the article?

mcan
02-15-2007, 02:58 AM
Forty years in prison seems a little steep, especailly since 25 percent of all kids have given or received oral sex by the age of 14, (per my wife after watching Oprah).


I believe those studies are exaggerated and biased to start. When people make those surveys they have a certain answer they are looking for. They intentionally make the wording confusing so that they can get the result they want. Also, the people who do THESE surveys aren't people like "Gallop" and the like. They are think-tanks hired to do their own independent and independently funded research.

Want to make steroid look like they are SUPER EVIL!? Make a confusing survey and send it to 1000 9th grade girls. When the results come back, they show that 7% of 9th grade FEMALE athletes are taking steroids... It's junk science. The same is probably true for most of these sexually oriented surveys. :rolleyes:

DJay23
02-15-2007, 06:10 AM
The school should be smart enough to have spyware/pop-up blockers on their damn computers. Hang the principal or whoever's responsible instead.
A tech coordinator should have installed a filter on their school district's network a LONG TIME AGO. In my district our filter is like the Gestapo. It blocks shit that's perfectly harmless and necessary for school.

Forget looking up a topic like conjugation (sexual reproduction) of bacterial cells.

Braincase
02-15-2007, 06:34 AM
I'll bet if her lawyer has half a clue she'll get off. The system was more or less an improperly configured public access computer that by the districts own admission was not adequately protected. That, combined with a poor maintenance of the chain of custody and even worse digital forensics should exonerate the girl.

Oh, and asshole that said, "Just throw a coat over it" is a dumbass.

BigRedChief
02-15-2007, 06:34 AM
my thoughts... Turn off the damn monitor if nothing else. That is not turning off the computer.
see post #22 and other techies comments on end users in this thread. We see "the why" on a daily basis.

htismaqe
02-15-2007, 08:01 AM
my thoughts... Turn off the damn monitor if nothing else. That is not turning off the computer.

What if you were told the PC was a LAPTOP?

Again, making assumptions are easy.

Bowser
02-15-2007, 08:37 AM
I'm glad to see law enforcement in New England is tackling the tough issues.

BigRedChief
02-15-2007, 08:41 AM
I'm glad to see law enforcement in New England is tackling the tough issues.
I got two words for her:
Denny Crane

Mr. Laz
02-15-2007, 08:49 AM
Sex is teh debbil

htismaqe
02-15-2007, 08:50 AM
Sex is teh debbil

Burn the teacher!!! BURN HER!!!

BigRedChief
02-15-2007, 08:53 AM
Burn the teacher!!! BURN HER!!!Yeah they have a history of that up there in New Hamphire don't they? I'm sure they have some old manuals, how-to's in a library some where.

Bowser
02-15-2007, 08:55 AM
Yeah they have a history of that up there in New Hamphire don't they? I'm sure they have some old manuals, how-to's in a library some where.

An excerpt....

"When sexual relations are performed in any way other than the traditional missionary position, God sentences you to an eternity in Hell. Sinners."

htismaqe
02-15-2007, 08:55 AM
Yeah they have a history of that up there in New Hamphire don't they? I'm sure they have some old manuals, how-to's in a library some where.

ROFL

They're gonna dunk her in the pond. If she floats, then there was no malware on the computer and she's most certainly guilty.

Mr. Laz
02-15-2007, 08:55 AM
if that same computer was showing those kids a bunch of people killing each other nobody would of said a word.

naked bodies ........ GASP!!
sex ......... GASP!!!!!!


should kids be watching pr0n ......... no


but lets get a grip here people

NewChief
02-15-2007, 08:57 AM
I believe those studies are exaggerated and biased to start.


Heh. You haven't been around Junior High and High School kids lately have you? Unfortunately, it's not hard for me at all to believe that a quarter of 14 year olds have engaged in such behavior. It's sad, but it's not improbable.

RNR
02-15-2007, 09:02 AM
An excerpt....

"When sexual relations are performed in any way other than the traditional missionary position, God sentences you to an eternity in Hell. Sinners."
Now you tell me :shake: last night was alot of fun "but eternity in Hell" Damn apple eating women get us everytime :banghead:

Bowser
02-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Burn the teacher!!! BURN HER!!!


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Sir Bedevere: But you are dressed as one
The Witch: *They* dressed me up like this!
Crowd: We didn't! We didn't...
The Witch: And this isn't my nose. It's a false one.
Sir Bedevere: [lifts up her false nose] Well?
Peasant 1: Well, we did do the nose.
Sir Bedevere: The nose?
Peasant 1: And the hat, but she is a witch!
Crowd: Yeah! Burn her! Burn her!
Sir Bedevere: Did you dress her up like this?
Peasant 1: No!
Peasant 3, Peasant 2: No!
Peasant 3: No!
Peasant 1: No!
Peasant 3, Peasant 2: No!
Peasant 1: Yes!
Peasant 2: Yes!
Peasant 1: Yeah a bit.
Peasant 3: A bit!
Peasant 1, Peasant 2: A bit!
Peasant 2: a bit
Peasant 1: But she has got a wart!
Random Person in the crowd: *cough* *cough*
Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she's a witch?
Peasant 3: Well, she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Peasant 3: [meekly after a long pause] ... I got better.
Crowd: [shouts] Burn her anyway!
Sir Bedevere: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
Peasant 1: Are there? Oh well, tell us.
Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
Peasant 1: Burn them.
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?
Peasant 1: More witches.
Peasant 2: Wood.
Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn?
Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood?
Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood?
Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her.
Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone?
Peasant 1: Oh yeah.
Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond!
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Peasant 1: Bread.
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Peasant 3: Lead! Lead!
King Arthur: A Duck.
Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically...
Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood.
Sir Bedevere: And therefore...
Peasant 2: ...A witch!

dj56dt58
02-15-2007, 10:13 AM
At least you just had them for your subs.
ROFL

I did have one that was not like that but it was way back in second grade. ROFL
I had one of those in kindergarten..she threatened to stick us out a window and slam it on us, shoot us with bb guns, and a bunch of other shit...psycho

BigRedChief
02-16-2007, 10:09 AM
anyone got an update on this?

StcChief
02-16-2007, 11:00 AM
If I was that school board head Admin. I would be sweating my job.

Braincase
03-01-2007, 12:49 PM
Dear God, I am an idiot. I even posted earlier in the thread.

BigRedChief
03-01-2007, 12:52 PM
Dear God, I am an idiot. I even posted earlier in the thread.
Still pisses me off about this. Rudimentary technology can tell you exactly what hppened on the pc. No she said/he said BS.

Inspector
03-01-2007, 02:30 PM
The teacher should sue the school district for exposing her to porn due to their negligence in not having the right software to protect her.

If I accidentally saw some porn, I'd sure sue someone....well, after I got done looking at the pictures.

And a visit to the bathroom.

Simplex3
03-01-2007, 02:32 PM
I bet it was spyware, God Damn I am tired of reading articles like this...it makes me absolutely hate our justice system. from the 17 yr old athlete that is in jail for 10 yrs for getting a BJ even though intercourse would have been ok.....to that guy that has to pay child support for a kid that is not his......f*ck this, I think I need to move to Canada, England or something
What we need are more laws. Just ask the average tool on the street and he/she will tell you.

Skip Towne
03-01-2007, 03:44 PM
I can remember back when you had to be a really bad dude to go to prison. You had to commit burglary, robbery, murder or the like. Now everything is a felony and you can go to prison for any one of a million things. And the US incarceration rate shows it.

BigRedChief
03-01-2007, 08:48 PM
The teacher should sue the school district for exposing her to porn due to their negligence in not having the right software to protect her.

If I accidentally saw some porn, I'd sure sue someone....well, after I got done looking at the pictures.

And a visit to the bathroom.
Damn fine post. :clap:

DaFace
03-01-2007, 09:23 PM
The teacher should sue the school district for exposing her to porn due to their negligence in not having the right software to protect her.

If I accidentally saw some porn, I'd sure sue someone....well, after I got done looking at the pictures.

And a visit to the bathroom.

I don't claim to have an understanding of the laws, but I did a lot of work for a small school district as a computer tech. The principal of that school spent somewhere around $4,000 on a new filtering firewall system that would ensure that almost nothing porn-related could get through. This for a school of around 100. He assured me that it was a legal requirement to do so, and that's why he spent the money.

He may have been crazy, but if some podunk school could handle it, I'm surprised these guys couldn't.