High school student guesses teacher's password and changes grades

Incident Date: October 2004
Incident Location: Marana AZ USA

Michael Campbell, a student at Marana High School in Marana Arizona, has been accused of using a teacherís password to change grades. Police say that Mr. Campbell confessed it took him about an hour to guess his teacherís password for the school system. He then proceeded to change one of his grades. Mr. Campbell is also charged with changing the grades of three other students, allegedly in exchange for money, between October 18 and October 21 in 2004.

It was Mr. Campbellís willingness to share that led to his capture. Another student turned Mr. Campbell into school authorities when he provided that student with the teacherís password.

The Pima County Attorneyís office is charging the 16-year-old student as an adult and holding him in jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Mr. Campbell faces five felony counts, including computer tampering and conspiracy to commit computer tampering.

Story Sources

Title: Marana student steals password, changes grades
Author: Jennifer Reardon
Date: 11/10/2004
Publication: KVOA News
Publication Location: Tucson AZ USA
Publication URL: http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=2548058

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