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Student hacks Teacher’s work account to create hit list


Police said that they are investigating a case in which hit list (as called by Police) of students was created, and a boy aged 13 is the suspect. As per the investigators, a student of Columbus Preparatory School for Boys has hacked the work account of his teacher and then stole personal information of students.


Columbus Police of Ohio stated that the school notified them on March 15, 2019, that one of their students hacked his teacher's work account to steal names, dates of births, and school ID numbers of other students.


ABC 22 was told by the Columbus City Schools that the teenager got personal information of around 60 other students who were connected to this school. Then, he used this information to create a website he called "User Names and Passes for Columbus Schools".


As per the police report, the teenager also "reportedly told another student that he wanted to shoot up the houses of the kids on his list".


The 13-year-old student is allegedly known for verbal abuse and angry outbursts against other students. The parents of other students of the school also said that this student is accused for creating hit list earlier also.


The school's principal and a district spokesman contacted families of all students' who are on this so-called "hit-list" to notify them about this ongoing investigation. However, a few parents at school have criticized handling of this incident by the school, as they believe that all the parents should be notified.


The website that was created by the teenager has been taken down. Columbus City School stated in a statement that "we take all threats seriously -- whether we perceive them to be real or not - and contacted Columbus Police. We are moving forward on appropriate disciplinary measures".


Sgt. Chantay Boxill of Columbus Division of Police stated that when it is a matter regarding school threats, the police department never takes them lightly. The parents need to communicate to their children about dangers of doing things like this, and in case the children see or hear something like this - they should say something. Boxill said that "parents need to make this a serious conversation, not a conversation that's kinda blown over. Threats are taken seriously".


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