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Posted at 4:57 PM ET, 01/28/2010

Churchill High allegedly hacked, grades changed

By Washington Post editors

Montgomery County Public Schools are investigating a computer security breach that may have been caused by students hacking into a system to change grades.

The school system is interviewing “several” students at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, where the security breach took place, according to Dana Tofig, a spokesman for the school system.

“We are investigating an allegation that some students compromised our grading system and may have changed some grades,” Tofig said. “We’re in the process of interviewing students.”

He said that a teacher discovered the problem earlier this week and brought it to the attention of school administration.

“We take the security of student info and data very very seriously,” he said.

-- Michael Birnbaum

By Washington Post editors  | January 28, 2010; 4:57 PM ET
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Bet these kids get a little slap on the writs... Boys will be boys.. especially when they are rich, and mommy and daddy will quickly call a lawyer. I hope they get in serious trouble as the Rights and Responsibilities publication which they sign suggests.

Posted by: lk11 | January 28, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

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