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Student charged with hacking grade system

Monday, June 15, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — A high school computer whiz didn't get a high grade for a recent feat: designing software to shut teachers out of the grading system.

A New York State Police spokeswoman said 16-year-old Matthew Beighey has been charged with unauthorized use of a computer and third-degree identity theft. He was ordered to return to court Wednesday.

The school district says the teenager temporarily blocked teachers' ability to enter grades at the high school in upstate Clifton Park. They needed technical support to regain access.

 


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John Springli June 15, 2009 | 9:05 p.m.

There is only one school in Clifton Park, I know because that is where I went to High School.

My mom told me that this kid was in my little brother's tech class this year and was already suspended once this year for posting the Transportation department's personal info on his website... including soc.sec. #'s which he got from hacking into the Student Information System.

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