Needham High student hacks computers, posts student info on Facebook

Steven Ryan

A Needham High School junior used part of a teacher’s password to hack into the school’s computer system, accessing the class schedule of every incoming student and posting them on Facebook.

“Essentially what this student did was he went to a file cabinet, took the files out of the school and photocopied them; he just did it virtually,” said Superintendent Dan Gutekanst.

The breach of the school’s computer system was brought to Gutekanst’s attention about two weeks ago. Gutekanst and Needham High School Principal Paul Richards sent an e-mail to parents Aug. 25 explaining the situation.