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Hackers alter grades at Panther Creek High School

Posted November 5, 2015

— Camille Holmes Hedrick, the Panther Creek High School principal, informed parents Thursday that the school and Cary police were investigating an unauthorized access to the school's computer system which resulted in some grades being altered.

"A few students' grades were impacted and their parents have been notified," Hedrick said in a letter to parents.

The letter said that for all other students all academic data, including SAT and ACT scores, GPAs and grades, was not affected.

Hedrick said that the school planned to contact and send corrected transcripts to the universities and colleges of all students who sent or uploaded inaccurate documents.

"We want to assure you that we take our academic integrity as seriously as you do," she said.

Hedrick did not detail how or when the files were accessed, or what the school was doing to make them more secure.


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  • James Grimes Jr. Nov 6, 2015
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    Someone has too much time on their hands, and needs to be given more to do.

  • Gustavo Písano Nov 5, 2015
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    kids are so clever these days. May bright futures come to them all.

  • Jordan Rash Nov 5, 2015
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    As a student up until last year, this is an easy easy thing to do. I speak from experience (no I didn't edit grades, but I can come up with a 10 minute plan to do so).

  • Marcy Lyn Nov 5, 2015
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    " A" for effort !

  • Roy Hinkley Nov 5, 2015
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    Wether or not you consider it special is irrelevant. Folks who earn a Doctorate degree are supposed to be referred to as "Dr."

  • John Tavolacci Nov 5, 2015
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    What these students did was wrong... However you got to give them some credit for pulling that off...

  • Jon Gregory Nov 5, 2015
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    Haha! Was going to mention War Games. Same actor!

  • Lindsay Carter Nov 5, 2015
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    Where is your doctorate? Anyone who can get themselves through that much schooling and work deserves the two small letters "Dr." and at least an ounce of respect from those with which they work

  • Mike Hill Nov 5, 2015
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    A doctorate in Education is not that special.

  • Rajesh Melappalayam Nov 5, 2015
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    WRAL, learn to give some respect with a prefix for the name .. She is Dr. Hedrick..