WISD officials investigating reported student hacking of district computers


David Doerr


Waco Independent School District police are investigating whether sensitive student and staff personal information was compromised when two high school seniors recently hacked into the district.s computer network.

Waco ISD spokesman Dale Caffey said district police have executed a search warrant and seized the seniors. personal computers and electronic storage devices.

He said it was not known whether the district.s 15,400 students. and 2,000 employees. personal information was compromised, possibly leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. However, student Social Security numbers were on the server that was accessed by the hackers, he said.

.Computer technicians are examining the devices to ascertain what information may have been accessed and/or downloaded,. Caffey said in a brief written statement.

No charges have been filed in the case, Caffey said Wednesday. Until the students are charged with a crime, they could be allowed to walk the stage during graduation Saturday, he said.

Caffey said he did not know when the incident occurred. He said he was notified of the investigation last week.

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