Ethics Questioned Of Undercover Journalists Testing School Security

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Should reporters walk into schools with hidden cameras, under the premise of testing security measures? In some cases, things can go disturbingly wrong, says the New York Times, citing the case of St. Louis's KSDK causing a lockdown at Kirkwood High School when a reporter started roaming the halls. Critics say these kinds of undercover efforts don't provide an accurate portrait of school safety, and question whether they serve any public good. Some journalists ask whether news organizations become . . .

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