LANCASTER – A student was arrested this week for allegedly hacking into a school’s computers to change failing grades, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
After a lengthy investigation, Lancaster deputies with the School Safety Unit arrested an Eastside High School student for altering his failing grades through the school’s computer network.
[The suspect] is accused of “hacking” into the school’s computer system to change his “F” grades to “A” grades.
It is a felony to alter information by means of unauthorized access through a closed computer network.
[The suspect] was arrested for altering computer data and booked at Lancaster Station Jail. He is being held on $25,000 bail.
The alleged crime took place in December 2013, officials said. The suspect was arrested around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, and released later that evening after posting bond, according to LASD inmate records.