Arrest made after Shen data breach
CLIFTON PARK A 10th-grader at Shenendehowa Central School has been charged with three crimes for allegedly accessing personnel files on a school computer Tuesday.
State Police said the boy, who is not being identified because of his age, is charged with computer trespass, unlawful possession of personal identification information and identity theft.
The 15-year-old is accused of looking at the files of bus drivers as he worked on a school-owned computer in a classroom.
District spokeswoman Kelly DeFeciani said two 15-year-old boys were discovered within hours of the breach of the in-school computer security system.
The other boy allegedly involved has not been charged, according to police.
One of the students sent an e-mail to the high school principal revealing what he had seen.
“He sent an e-mail to his principal saying, ‘look what I have,’ ” DeFeciani said. “That was at 1 [p.m.] Tuesday and within two hours we knew who he was.”
She said the files were internal records kept on bus drivers for the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The information included Social Security numbers.
Police said the boy is scheduled to appear in Saratoga County Family Court at a later date to answer the charges.