TX: Midway students charged after hacking online portal to issue false alarm

Stephanie Butts reports:

Two Midway High School students were charged Tuesday with distributing a false report or alarm after posting a screen shot of a false administrative document warning families about potential violence at the school, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.

Midway Independent School District officials fielded about 200 calls Tuesday after a social media post told students to stay home from school Wednesday because of threats of violence between classes Tuesday and Wednesday, district officials said.

Two boys, 15 and 16, hacked into the district’s online information portal and created a false document with an administrator’s signature, Devlin said.

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