published Friday, November 18th, 2011

Walker County teen charged with posting porn on school website

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    A screenshot of www.walkerschools.org on Nov. 18, 2011.

A Walker County 15-year-old was charged with a felony for allegedly posting pornography on a school website.

The LaFayette High School freshman, whose name has been withheld, was charged with computer trespassing, said Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson in a news release.

The charges stem from two incidents on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 when both the LaFayette High School and Walker County Board of Education websites were compromised and porn was posted, Wilson said.

Wilson said it cost the county thousands to repair and correct the IT system.

The teen has been suspended from school and will appear in Walker County Juvenile Court.

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onetinsoldier said...

Get a grip! A felony charge for a 15 year old kid for posting a dirty picture? How about firing somebody for allowing this to happen? Who was in charge of supervision when this happened. You would be hard pressed to find a 15 year old that hasn't posted porn. Steve Wilson should know better, and the DA should be fired if he proceeds.

November 18, 2011 at 12:01 p.m.
phrasewrite said...

Thousands of dollars to fix two hacked web sites? I'd like to know what web site company is charging them such an astronomical rate for a couple hours of clean up. Or even less time if one just rolls back the server to an earlier state. I'd like to have that account.

November 18, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
Aj2cool said...

It is true how sad a 15 year old kid could easily hack into a district's school website. Whoever was in charge of the security for that website should be ashamed and fired.

Now, for the thousands of dollars? A pitiful lie to push law down on a minor. Their old hosting service would no way in heck charge them that much for service. What a sad community we live in that kids are being charged for something that wouldn't happen if people did their jobs. Instead of charging this kid, they should make him fix the website since he clearly knows more about computers..how sad..

November 19, 2011 at 1:50 p.m.
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