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What we know.
We know Huntsville City Schools, under the control and command of military colonel, turned superintendent, Casey WARdynski, has been secretly spying on students, and probably yours truly and who knows who else, since at least January 2014 and possibly since as early as May 2013
We know Wardynski said a call from the NSA, via a call to Al Lankford, tipped the school district to a student making violent threats on Facebook.
We know Wardynski said, "There was a foreign connection," explaining why the NSA would take time out of their busy day to warn HCS, Wardysnki said the student in Huntsville had made the online threats while chatting online with a group that included an individual in Yemen.
We know as a result of this "call" a student was expelled after HCS security searched their car and found a large knife, not a gun and a knife as originally reported, and it was not the student who was making violent threats while chatting online with a group that included an individual in Yeman.
We know the student wasn't chatting on Facebook with a group that included an individual in Yemen, it was a student from Yemen, and said student sent tweets (not to be confused with Facebook) HCS say led to the warning from the NSA, which led Huntsville to begin monitoring student Facebook pages.
We know the Al.com editorial board tends to believe Wardynki over the NSA, and wants Congressman Mo Brooks to get to the bottom of this.
We know some school board members said they didn't know about the spying program before they said they did know about the spying program.
We know this issue didn't come to light until after the school board election, and the District 3 board candidates facing each other in a runoff have somewhat different takes on the Huntsville school district's secret surveillance of students' social media accounts.
We know candidate Elise Ferrell said the information she gathered indicated that a second call came to the district about that threat, from a company called GEOCOP, a cyber security software company, among other things.
We know this covert spying program, that may have cost taxpayers as much as $1,050,768.67, has not been overseen by anyone.
We know Casey Wardynski is doing the job he was hired which is to stand up to the aclu (sic) types, and, the ACLU submitted an open records request to Huntsville City Schools in June seeking information about how the system monitors its students on social media, concerned blacks were being disproportionately punished. We also know Huntsville City Schools spokesman Keith Ward (not to be confused with the Director of Community Engagement) is "working on a response.
We know in a presentation about the monitoring system obtained by AL.com, photos show three black males and one black female. We also know all of the students that have been nabbed by the program are black and brown.
We know all of these dangerous gang members were either expelled or sent to the Pinnacle program.
We know taxpayers have been censored and silenced.
We know Big Brother isn't coming, he's already here.
Are we safe yet?
I was asked an important question yesterday by a good friend: “Do you ever worry that your activism will result in retribution against your kids?”Next: What we don't know about #hsvboe Spygate
The short answer to that question is, simply, yes.