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ATLANTA GA May 3 2012 – Eighteen Atlanta Public Schools students are accused of hacking the computer system at Washington High School and altering their attendance records.
Atlanta Public Schools spokesman Keith Bromery tells 11Alive News a fellow student blew the whistle on her classmates.
Bromery says the alleged ringleader was the son of a school system employee. The student allegedly used his parent’s password and user name to access the school’s computer system and change “attendance and class schedule records.”
According to Bromery, the student has been suspended for seven days and could face expulsion. A total of 18 students have been implicated in the scandal.
Apparently, the tampering had gone on undetected for several months — between February and April. However, Bromery says once it was reported, the school system was able to identify the altered records and correct them.