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School Board to Discuss Fate of Alleged Student Hackers

The Board of Education could decide tonight whether 11 students at Corona del Mar High School should be expelled for allegedly hacking into school computers to change their grades.

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District. (Photo credit Walt Weis))
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District. (Photo credit Walt Weis))
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's board of education will meet today, with a group of disciplinary cases tied to the alleged Corona del Mar High School computer hacking incident, on its closed session agenda.

The school board will meet at 4:30 p.m. for a closed session meeting to discuss potential disciplinary action for the 11 Corona del Mar High School students accused of hacking into school computers with the help of a private tutor to change their grades, according to an online agenda.

The high school's principal has recommended expulsion for the students involved, according to Laura Boss, district spokeswoman. But the expulsions would have to be approved by the board.

In addition to potential disciplinary action by the school, the students could also face criminal charges for hacking into the school's computers .

Newport Beach police still want to question private tutor Timothy Lance Lai, 28, of Irvine for his alleged involvement in the computer hacking incident. He has yet to be located, officials said.

What type of disciplinary action do you think the school board should recommend for the students allegedly involved in the computer hacking incident at Corona del Mar High School? Tell us in the comments.

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