Friday, June 24, 2005

Being a Teen in the Naughties

Stories like this just fill you with warm fuzzies:

Thirteen Kutztown Area High School students are facing felony charges for tampering with district-issued laptop computers.

According to parent testimony and confirmed by an otherwise vaguely-worded letter from the Kutztown Police Department, students got hold of the system's secret administrative password and reconfigured their computers to achieve greater Internet and network access.

Some students used the newfound freedom to download music and inappropriate images from the Internet.

According to the school's usage policy, students who violate it will be "disciplined." Who knew being "disciplined" by a school meant "charged with felonies." Well, their lives could be fucked before they've even begun.

(via slashdot)