Officials at the high school had planned for a one-hour delay on 5 February, but found that the district website was notifying students and parents of a day off due to inclement weather.
The students, 16 and 17 years old and unnamed in press reports, face expulsion, according to an Associated Press report.
The 16-year-old student was charged in juvenile court with delinquency by unauthorised use of a computer and by reason of records tampering, according to the AP report. The 17-year-old was charged with delinquency by reason complicity to those crimes.
Authorities believe the students did not hack into the district’s website, but gained access by a password, according to press reports.
The girls even duped local media, which reported that district officials had called for a day off.
The two students later joined in message board bashing of district officials – whom they accused of not being able to make a prompt decision about the day off - according to press reports.
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US students arrested for fake snow day announcement on high school website
By Frank Washkuch on Feb 13, 2007 6:41AM