An eighth grade student in Florida has been charged with a felony after changing the background image on a teacher’s computer to one showing two men kissing
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has charged Paul R. Smith Middle School student Domanik Green with an offense against a computer system and unauthorized access.
According to Sheriff Chris Nocco (right), one of the computers Green accessed had encrypted 2014 FCAT questions stored on it. The 14-year-old did not access those files, but Nocco warned ominously although this was “just a teenage prank, who knows what this teenager might have done.”
However, Green – who had previously received a three-day suspension for accessing the system inappropriately – said that students would often log into the administrative account to screen-share with their friends. He explained that many students were able to access administrator accounts because the password is a teacher's last name.
Spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said the school district is now in the process of changing the network password.
Green received a 10-day suspension from school and will likely be granted pretrial intervention by a judge.
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