Teen Student Arrested For Hacking Computer To Change Grades
The Miami high school student is facing felony charges.
Jose Bautista, 18, was charged Friday with multiple counts including intellectual property offence and offense against computer users. According to WFOR-TV, Bautista was able to hack into the school computers and change the grades for himself and four other students.
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The principal at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School turned over Bautista to the police on Thursday, after the student reportedly gave him a written confession.
A video of Bautista’s court appearance showed the high school senior fidgeting in an orange jumpsuit as the charges against him were read…
“The school district takes incidents like this very seriously. In addition to the arrest and ongoing criminal investigation, the Code of Student Conduct provides for corrective strategies up to and including recommendation for expulsion,” read the statement.
Bautista was released after his family posted his $20,000 bail.