Hacking the School's Computers

June 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two California students accused of changing grades at their high school face several years in prison for the crime.The two are accused of hacking into the school's computer system by using teacher's passwords.

Police said they changed not only their own grades, but also the grades of a dozen other students. "We had some young men that did some things that really disappointed us. We're disappointed in their behavior and unfortunately it's impacting the last day for our seniors," said school Principal Dan Burch.

One of the suspects could get up to 38 years in prison for the crime. A second suspect faces three years if found guilty.

School officials said a discrepancy in records led to the arrests. They're now looking at ways to keep it from happening again.