A global pandemic has morphed the traditional in-person classroom into a virtual one, leaving vestiges of strict classroom rules and decorum clashing with home privacy expectations. So is the case of Ka’Mauri Harrison, a 9-year-old Louisiana boy suspended for moving a BB gun while on screen during online class. Ka’Mauri’s parents and attorney maintain the boy only moved the BB gun to prevent his little brother from accessing it. However, Ka’Mauri’s teacher thought the BB gun was a real gun and reported him to the principal. Ka’Mauri was not only suspended from school, but also recommended for expulsion.
Bowman, Malissa, "Online Learning in a Global Pandemic, Intimate Details & Prying Government Eyes: When What Was Once Private is Thrust into the Public Sphere The Story of KaMauri Harrison" (2021). GGU Law Review Blog. 82.