That's Not A Prank - It's A Felony

If you are a 8th grader and log in to your teacher's computer (using a well-known password) and change the wallpaper to something in questionable taste, it's no longer a prank. It's a felony. Dominick Green, a Florida 14-year old student changed the wallpaper to an image of two men kissing. The FCAT files referred to below are questions to exam tests, which the teen did not access.
Green said that on the morning in question, he accessed the computer that stored the FCAT files and, realizing that computer didn't have a camera, found another.
"So I logged out of that computer and logged into a different one and I logged into a teacher's computer who I didn't like and tried putting inappropriate pictures onto his computer to annoy him," Green said.
The teacher he was targeting was out that day. Instead, the substitute teacher saw the picture and reported it to the school's administration.
The teen's mother, Eileen Foster, said she understands her son did something wrong, but doesn't think he needed to be arrested. Also, she said, it shouldn't have been so easy for students to access the system.
Is this why the US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world?

TampaBayTimes


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