CCSDPD investigates possible hack of Foothill High School's Twitter account

HENDERSON, Nev. - Clark County School Police are investigating an apparent hack on Foothill High School's Twitter account. On Tuesday afternoon, several tweets, some inappropriate, were sent out for hours on the school's Twitter page.

Most of the tweets bashed the school and the public school system, while others showed talked about anarchy and resisting the system.

"I just saw it actually on my Twitter feed. Disappointed," parent Rebecca Morrical said. "We got a phone call from the Principal saying that they were investigating it and they were taking care of it and they were going to have all the tweets deleted."

"What a weak weak security system" was posted by hacker taunting school officials online.

Another post reads, “Mutiny is a beautiful sight, I’m the captain now.” Other postings were more vulgar with a photo shopped picture of the school principal accompanied by profane tweets bashing the school system.

"When you have this many kids, you're bound to have 1 or 2 and we don't even know if it was from one of the students so the kids do a great job and I think this just reflects poorly on the students but it shouldn't," Morrical added.

The Clark County School Board sent the following statement:

"We take any unauthorized access to the school's Twitter account seriously. School police are involved and are investigating. Any student found to be involved in sharing or retweeting this content could face disciplinary action. The school is working to have the inappropriate content removed. The school sent a ParentLink message out to inform parents."

There wasn't any other information released.


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