High school senior arrested for hacking his school's report-card system

A Miami high school student is facing felony charges after allegedly hacking into his school website and changing students’ grades, according to WFOR-TV in Miami. 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.

A high school senior in Miami has been arrested on charges claiming he illegally accessed his school’s online report card system and changed grades for him and at least four other students, according to a published report. Jose Bautista, 18, appeared in court Friday, according to WFOR. He reportedly faces charges of intellectual property offense, modifying programs, and an offense against computer users. The student allegedly approached fellow students and asked if they wanted him to change their grades. The principal of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, the school Bautista attended, said the student gave a written confession detailing the hacking.

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