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The Moore County Board of Education has banned the popular video app TikTok from school-issued computers and district networks, echoing a federal prohibition written into the latest Senate appropriations bill.

Students were already barred from downloading TikTok and other social media apps on their school Chromebooks and iPads, or from accessing them through Moore County Schools’ internet connections, as a matter of administrative procedure.

(9) comments

Kent Misegades

American engineers sent men to the moon based on an education without computers or calculators. I suggest we try a ban on them for a month in schools and observe the outcomes. Academic results have only declined in government schools since their introduction, and they cost taxpayers a fortune.

Kate Bonsal

Sure Kent. Let's make sure our kids are ready for the 70s. That should help. :|

Kate Bonsal

Said my high school freshman "We have NEVER been able to access any of that. Why are they wasting Board time on it?"

For looks, my child. For looks alone. That's how they roll.

Barbara Misiaszek

What law enforcement officers wear body cameras in Moore County?

John Misiaszek

Brian Hicks

Ask any kid in high school to show you a way around MCS filters and they will. This is a waste of time and money.

Robert Tyska

Pinehurst Police have worn body cameras for several years.

David Hensley

I don't know, as they are not within our scope of responsibility.

I can tell you that MCS School Resource Officers will soon be wearing body cameras. In addition to reducing false accusations against officers, it also reduces the School Districts liability against lawsuits.

The truth of the matter is the only people who are against cameras for LE Officers are departments with no experience with them, bad guys who don't want and accurate portrayal of what happened, and attorneys who benefit from lawlessness.

Everyone else supports them.

Barbara Misiaszek

Thank you. I agree. I'd like to see all of our law enforcement officers with them. I know they aren't cheap but either the costs of potential lawsuits.

John Misiaszek

Dusty Rhoades

I and every defense attorney I know support bodycams for every law enforcement officer.

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