In light of this discovery, parents who have been reported to their employers are in the process of putting together a lawsuit.
Robert Shaner, the superintendent of Rochester Community Schools, admitted to being scared of the potentially mean parents. He called the police on these parents because he was “concerned and scared” about the “aggressive” social media posts.
The parents had began organizing protests outside of school board members’ homes. Shaner claimed that the parents planned to “wreak havoc” on him and his fellow elites.
The parents’ lawsuit claims that the district’s public relations members Amy DiCresce and Lori Grein spent months compiling a dossier of information on their families. They also tracked any comments critical of the school district.
Deborah Gordan, the attorney for the parents, revealed that the school district used taxpayer dollars to fund their spying operation.
“I have found at taxpayer expense they had high-level people spending hours monitoring parents’ social posts,” Gordon said.
The file that she discovered was full of information about the students, the parents, the parents’ place of employment, and images of their social media history.
“I was stunned. I have a stack that is like a phone book. This was an active group that wanted their kids back in school.”