Curious Hacking Students Offered A Deal
from the just-as-long-as-they-stop-making-fun-of-the-district dept
The “Kutztown 13” students who were charged with felonies after using the extremely obvious admin password to get around some school district filtering so they could use iChat have now been offered a deal. For a while, the school district insisted that the kids had to be charged with felonies (despite the fact that they didn’t do the slightest damage) to make a point. However, the incredibly negative publicity over the matter for the school district has apparently made them rethink the issue. The settlement deal would require 15 hours of community service and an apology. One of the 13 wasn’t offered the deal, because he has a previous record. What’s most interesting, however, is that some of the students say they might not accept the settlement, claiming that they did nothing wrong, and they don’t believe they should be punished for what was harmless curiosity.