NH student pulls a 'Bueller', allegedly hacks computer
PELHAM, NH (WHDH) -- Who can forget how Ferris Bueller hacked into his school’s computer to make some changes?
Bueller changed the number of absences he had, but investigators say a Pelham High School student allegedly changed his grades.
“It’s a little scary. I didn’t think that, that would be possible considering that -- those things are supposed to be hack proof,” said one woman.
School officials said a student managed to hack into the system, but got caught.
“I was surprised that someone could actually do it, you know, usually I wouldn’t think someone would have the mind to be able to do that,” said Austin Croatti, a student.
School officials aren’t saying how the student got access or if any other students are involved. The superintendent is only saying the student was disciplined, but declined to elaborate.
“I was a little shocked, but it is a little bit amazing that we have kids with that kind of computer aptitude that would be able to crack into the system. I’m glad that they found out and that they’re going to remedy the situation and make it better,” said Debbie Croatti, a parent.
Parents say they’re using this incident as a chance to talk to their children about what is right and wrong.
“I’d like to think that I’m teaching her to be a responsible person…if she’s going to do well, she’s got to earn it,” said one parent.
Police were notified about this incident last week, but are not involved at this time.
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