CA: Berkeley High student linked to racist ‘screen hack’

Emilie Raguso and Lance Knobel report:

Berkeley High School administrators say they have identified the student responsible for a “screen hack” in the library Wednesday that displayed racist threats against African Americans.

Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow said, during a press conference Thursday afternoon, that a student, believed to have been acting alone, was responsible for the message.

The press event followed a peaceful protest and walkoutundertaken by more than 700 students earlier in the day.

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  1. Michael Ejercito - November 6, 2015

    The students and teachers who walked effectively gave the hacker power over them
    Had they not walked out, the hacker’s only legacy would have been a disciplinary file collecting dust in a school archive.

    • Dissent - November 6, 2015

      That’s certainly one way to look at it. How about this: it gave hundreds of students a chance to stand up and be counted against racism in a peaceful way? I’m glad the students sent the hacker, the school, their peers, and the world that message.

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