By Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

BARTLETT, Ill. (AP) - School officials in a northwest Chicago suburb say two high school students have hacked into a district-wide online portal and changed attendance records.

Elgin Area District U-46 said Friday it became aware of the breach last week and alerted police.

District spokesman Patrick Mogge tells the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald ( ) the students from Bartlett High School got around a firewall and accessed a password-protected portal called Infinite Campus.

The portal allows parents and students to view transcripts, report cards, discipline records and other personal data.

John Heiderscheidt is the district’s coordinator of safety and security. He says the students changed attendance records but it does not appear that they viewed anything else.

The district would not say what discipline the students could face.

No criminal charges have been filed.


Information from: Daily Herald,

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