Illinois student, 13, faces up to 'three years in prison and $25,000 fine' for recording conversation between himself and school principal

Mail Online | 6/23/2018 | Daniel Roth For
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A teenage student from Illinois is being charged with felony eavesdropping after he admitted to recording himself speaking with two school administrators in a private conversation.

Manteno Middle School student Paul Boron, 13, made the recording earlier this year after being summoned to Principal David Conrad's office to discuss his multiple absences from detention.

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Vice principal Nathan Short was also in attendance for the February 16 meeting.

Barely getting past the reception area of the school's secretary office, Boron said he began arguing with the two administrators while the door remained open to the hallway.

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Following the heated conversation, Boron revealed that he had recorded the entire exchange, allegedly leading Conrad to inform the teenager that he was committing a felony.

The incident eventually led to Kankakee County Assistant State's Attorney Mark Laws to file charges against Boron two months later.

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Court documents submitted by Laws show that on Feb. 16 Boron 'used a cellphone to surreptitiously record a private conversation between the minor and school officials without consent of all parties.'

Boron is being prosecuted as a juvenile and is charged with one count of eavesdropping – a class 4 felony in Illinois.

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A class 4 felony, the state's lowest felony designation, can include a prison sentence of between one and three years and a $25,000 fine.

Boron, who lives with his mother and four siblings in Manteno, Illinois, an hour southwest of Chicago, says the local prosecutor is 'going too far.'

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