Student Expelled for Attempting to Hack into Grading System Reinstated by Judge

One of the main problems with today’s young people is that far too often, they do not have to face the rightful consequences of their wrongful actions. Instead, their parents or a liberal judge intervenes to avoid the proper harsh punishment for their transgressions.

Years ago, if a young person did something wrong, their parents would spank them. I know, I received my share of spankings. When I did something wrong at school, I got a spanking at school and again at home. On one occasion, I was spanked by my teacher, the school principle and then by my dad. I learned my lesson and never repeated that wrongful action ever again.

Students found to commit more sever infractions were either suspended or expelled from school. I knew a couple of boys who were expelled for changing the grades in the teacher’s grading book that was kept in his desk. They entered the classroom during lunchtime when the teacher was not there and changed their grades from failing to passing. The teacher discovered the changes and found out who did it, and the two culprits were expelled from school.

In today’s liberal America, a student can attempt to do the same thing, get expelled and then file a lawsuit to have a liberal judge reinstate the student. At least that what happens when you live in a liberal area of the country like Northbrook, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago.

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune:

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“A student who was expelled from Glenbrook North High School for trying to hack into its grading system has sued the school board, saying the district abused its power by imposing an ‘unreasonable’ and ‘oppressive’ punishment.”

“An adult relative filed the lawsuit on behalf of the 15-year-old sophomore after Glenbrook High School District 225 officials expelled him for the remainder of the school year and all of next school year for his role in a grade-changing scheme.”

“The plot was engineered by another student, who created a fake email address that appeared to be from PowerSchool, where students’ grades are electronically recorded.”

“According to the lawsuit and a report from the district hearing officer, the student who created the fake email sent it to several teachers and asked them to use a provided link to log in. The login page was also fake but allowed the student to capture the passwords of teachers who fell for the scheme, and two of them did, according to the lawsuit and the report.”

With the help of a family member, the student filed a lawsuit against the school. The lawsuit claimed that the school imposed ‘unreasonable’ and ‘oppressive’ punishment. During the trial, the main perpetrator admitted that he stole the passwords and used it to log into the teachers’ grading system where he did edit some grades.

The judge agreed with the student’s attorney and said that the school did go beyond the punishment they should have used, especially since that student never actually hacked into the grading system nor did he edit any grades.

Excuse me??? The kid tried to hack in and would have done so if the password he was given had worked. His intention was to edit grades, including his own. Just because he failed to complete his crime, doesn’t mean that he should get off scot-free for his actions and attempted actions.

By reinstating the student, the judge is sending a message to other students that they can get away with doing wrong things. All they have to do is sue the school if their get caught and punished.

Frankly, I agree with the school in this case in that this student and the other deserved to be expelled for what they did and attempted to do. That would not only make them think twice before trying to do it again, but it would send a message to other students to think twice before trying to do the same thing.

 

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