No word on expulsion for S Calif student hackers
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Members of a Southern California school board met late into the night as they debated the expulsion of 11 students for hacking into computers at a wealthy public high school to access tests and change grades.
KABC-TV and KNBC-TV reported that the board at Newport-Mesa Unified School District remained in closed session as midnight approached Tuesday and showed no signs of emerging with a decision.
The principal of Corona del Mar High asked that the board expel the students, who are accused of hacking into the school computers with the help of a private tutor who has been missing since police searched his home in December.
Parents of some of the students are saying that their children are being unfairly scapegoated for a much wider scandal involving dozens of students.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com