Person Claiming To Be Wake Schools Representative Causes Problems
Posted February 17, 2004 3:44 a.m. EST
WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — Some students and their parents thought Wake County schools were closed Tuesday before school administrators actually made the decision.
Someone called WRAL saying they were from the school district and used the proper confidential codes to confirm the closing. Within a few minutes, it was discovered the call was fake.
"Someone got a hold of the code and erroneously called WRAL and they acted. We reacted immediately and we corrected it. The code has been changed," said Michael Evans, spokesman for Wake County schools.
Each school system has an identification code and a password. In Wake County's case, both sets of numbers were changed.