Berkeley BOE sues mom who placed recording device in daughter’s hair, which recorded abuse

The Berkeley County Board of Education has filed a lawsuit against Amber Pack, the mother of Adri Pack. 
Back in October, Amber Pack placed a recording device in Adri’s hair after she noticed bruises when she came home from Berkeley Heights Elementary School. According to Ben Salango, Pack’s attorney, the Board of Education is claiming the recording is illegal and should be excluded from evidence in the case.
However, Salango says West Virginia is a one-party consent state and added that courts all over the country have held that there’s no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public classroom.
“I’ve been practicing law for 21 years, and I’ve seen a lot of things over the years. I’ve never seen in a situation like this where an agency like a board of education would personally sue the mom of a child,” said Salango.
WDVM reached out to the Board of Education and the board’s attorney. Both parties have declined to comment because of it is pending litigation.

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