Man with computer 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
A high school student in Ashkelon was suspended from classes this week after he
had hacked into the school’s grading site, which is usually reserved exclusively
for the teaching staff, and increased his grades by 10 to 15 points.
case came to light after one of the teachers realized that the scores displayed
in the computer system did not match those she had in hard copy.
to blur the evidence, the student, who is in 12th grade, also modified some of
his classmates’ scores.
“The teacher sent a letter to all students and
explained what happened,” one of the classmates said in an interview with Ynet
“She was angry. They did not mention the name of the
student, but hinted at who it was.”
The Education Ministry described the
incident as “a very serious case.”
“The school held talks with the
students about the seriousness of the case, to prevent [student] involvement in
such activities,” the ministry wrote in a statement on Thursday.
Ashkelon Municipality issued a statement saying that it views the incident with
much severity and compared it to “burglary, deception and fraud.”
municipality added that the school had been “on the trail of the case”
The school has filed a police complaint against the student, who
will not return to school until further notice, and issued a circular to all
parents informing them of the incident and asking them to pay more attention to,
and provide more supervision of, their children’s activities.