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Six P.E.I. students disciplined for hacking computer, changing attendance files

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Six students at a high school in P.E.I. have been disciplined for hacking into their school's automated tracking system and changing their attendance records.

The students attend Three Oaks Senior High in Summerside.

School board officials declined to release their names, what grade they are in or what discipline they received.

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School board superintendent Cynthia Fleet says the security breach was discovered in March but the board did not learn about it until last week.

She says an administrator's access code was used to get into the system — but no marks were changed.

The electronic Students Achieve Program is a comprehensive tracking tool that allows educators to upload marks, assignments and attendance records.

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