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Unpleasant Racist Email Sent from Wilcox Teacher’s Hacked Email Account


A racist letter sent from the email account of a high school teacher seems to be hacked, as confirmed by the state's Educational Department. This email was sent from Wilcox Technical email account of a High School Teacher and was hacked around 2:17 p.m., confirmed the police officials.


The email was sent to a staff member and cc to the entire staff. It included racist's comments and explicit language. The state police begin an investigation as soon as a staff member from Wilcox Technical High School filed the report about the hacked email.


Laura Stefon, the staff's department chief, and spokeswoman informed the email containing highly disturbing, offensive, and unpleasant racial comments. Stefon confirmed that parents have been informed of the same and the school IT system is working in line with the state police to identify the hackers, as posted on 24thOctober 2017 on Connecticut.cbslocal.com.


As told to NBC Connecticut by students, they were truly alarmed by the message. As per them, the respect must not be based on the color or gender. We all are humans and are same from the inside, states Matt Adkins, a sophomore at the Wilcox School. In just a few minutes of the unpleasant email disclosed out, parents confirmed receiving messages from the school's administrators, explaining the entire situation.


As released by Laura J. Stefon, the chief of staff at the CT Technical High School System, the state's Educational Department and the Technical High School System consider these as highly serious matters. They are working with the police officials to identify the hackers. Social justice and minority teacher hiring are the two most imperative works performed at the Department, and hence, any behavior against these will not be tolerated. Harassment, bullying, and discriminations are illegal practices as per school community. The school's staff is committed to ensuring that all educators, students, and tutors have a safe and discrimination-free environment to work and learn.


No reports have been released for any threat to the students, confirms the Connecticut State Police. But an additional trooper is placed at the school in Meriden during morning Tuesday. As confirmed by Stefon, the investigation is ongoing and school administration will render all necessary support required by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

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