Hackers alter students’ grades at NC high school, send false transcripts to colleges
CARY, N.C. — Hackers have altered students’ grades in a North Carolina high school’s computer system and sent out false transcripts to colleges, according to WRAL.
“A few students’ grades were impacted and their parents have been notified,” according to Camille Holmes Hedrick, the principal of Panther Creek High School in Cary.
The school principal informed students’ parents about the incident with a letter earlier this week.
The school said they plan to contact the colleges that were sent inaccurate documents and send them the correct transcripts.
Information about how the files were accessed or how the alleged hackers were caught has not been released.
“We want to assure you that we take our academic integrity as seriously as you do,” the principal said in the statement.