Education Sector

TN: Howard Student Investigated for Identity Theft

David Carroll reports: A Howard High School student is being investigated on several counts of identity theft, according to officials from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Chattanooga Police Department. The student, reportedly a 15-year-old male, has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Fraud Department in Chattanooga and School Resource...

OR: Stolen laptop creates a stir at Southwestern

Erica Rush reports: The privacy of hundreds of community college students is put at risk, after someone steals a laptop computer from the campus at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The school issued a press release on Friday stating that a new computer that contained student records for approximately 200 current and former students at...

PA: Police: School data hacked, grades altered

Pottsville police anticipate filing charges against one or more computer hackers who unlawfully made changes to an online grading system used by Pottsville Area School District. “You had some people who hacked into a school-functioned, online site and found ways to change data that was put in there,” Pottsville police Capt. Ronald J. Moser...

NE: E-mail spurs NECC to file libel suit

A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County District Court says the e-mail signed by “necc–student” complained that a Northeast Community College student was...

OH: ID-theft protection extended to more school employees

Jennifer Smith Richards reports: Roughly 800 Columbus schools employees are being offered free credit monitoring services, just in case their information was compromised, the district said today. A computer printout with at least 50 employees’ personal information, including Social Security numbers, was found during a police raid on an East Side home Saturday. Until...