Monroe High students caught changing grades

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MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Four Monroe High School students are in trouble after demonstrating some advanced computer skills. Unfortunately, they were using their talents to hack into a teacher’s computer to change their grades in a science class they were failing.

The Daily Herald reports ( ) two of the students were directly involved in the grade-changing. The others were aware that their grades were being changed.

School District spokeswoman Rosemary O’Neill says a student used a key logging device to record the sequence of key strokes the teacher used as a password for the electronic grade book.

They wanted to change their failing grades to passing and get academic credit for the class.

School staff investigated after receiving a tip. The school also brought the case to the Monroe police school resource officer.

O’Neill says the sad thing about the case was the students were so frightened of failing.


Information from: The Daily Herald,

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