My name is Piper Hansen and I am the primary reporter investigating privacy policies and laws that protect students as they interact with the Backpack of Success Skills.
This week, I announced through Crimson Student Press Network social media accounts that the five-month long investigation was coming to a close and the conclusions would be released through Manual RedEye on May 9.
I received responses to direct questions from a JCPS spokesperson early this week that were then placed accordingly in our story. However, yesterday afternoon, I received comment from a JCPS attorney that strongly disputed what I had previously gathered.
Due to receiving comment yesterday afternoon, the story will be delayed. At this point, I am morally and ethically bound by journalistic standards to reach out to additional sources and fact-check the story once more in order to present the most accurate information.
I appreciate your patience.