NC teen charged in hacking incident expected in court


Saivamsi Hanumanthu

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CARY, N.C. — A 17-year-old Mocksville teen who was charged in an October 2015 hacking incident at Panther Creek High School is expected to appear in court Thursday, according to WNCN.

Saivamsi Hanumanthu was charged with felony accessing government computers, felony breaking and entering, and misdemeanor accessing government computers.

According to police, on Oct. 13, 2015, school administrators reported that someone hacked into the school’s database and changed multiple students’ grades.

School officials said the alterations changed the class rank and GPA of the students.

If convicted, Hanumanthu could face up to 4.5 years of jail.

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