11-Year-Old Arrested For Changing His Grades
from the they-start-young-these-days dept
Ah, the youth of today... An 11-year-old sixth grader in Florida has been arrested for using his teacher's computer to change his grades. He didn't hack in or anything. He just went into the room during lunch, got on the computer, and changed his grades. Now, he's been charged with "an offense against intellectual property", which is a felony. He also faces being expelled. I can understand the kid getting in trouble at school for this, but being arrested on felony charges seems like a little too much. Also, I'm sure that people will make a bigger deal out of this becaue a "computer" was used. Would he be charged with the same felony if he simply erased a pencil marking in a gradebook? Maybe I just don't understand the law here, but what was the offense against intellectual property?