High school student charged with computer hack to change attendance records: police

Ron Zeitlinger reports:

A 17-year-old student at Ferris High School in Jersey City has been charged with computer-related offenses after school district officials found that a number of students’ attendance records had been altered.

The Jersey Journal reported last week that at least one Ferris High School student gained access to the system and reduced the number of sick days accumulated by nine students, making them eligible to graduate, be promoted to the next grade, or simply pass a class. New Jersey regulations state that a student with more than 17 absences from a course is ineligible to pass that course.

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