Prescott students accused of hacking on grades

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 3:30 PM

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Three Prescott High School students are accused of hacking into teachers' computers and improving their grades.

Police say three 16-year-old boys who are juniors at Prescott High face juvenile proceedings on charges of tampering with public records and computer tampering.

Police say a teacher became suspicious after noticing that a student's listed grade wasn't consistent with his efforts in class.

School officials contacted the Prescott Unified School District's information technology staff and it was determined the student's grades had been raised.

Police then got involved, and a police spokesman says that student implicated the other two during questioning.

According to police, the students illegally accessed several teachers' computers and changes their grades by using a device that records keystrokes.

Police and school officials say their investigation continues.

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