LAUSD Stops Home Use of iPads After Students Hack Devices in One Week

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 26, 2013 12:53 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District is halting the home use of Ipads after it took students at Theodore Roosevelt High school only one week to hack the devices. 300 students were able to bypass the security so they could surf the web freely using their school-issued iPads, raising concerns about plans to distribute tablets to all students in the district. "Outside of the district's network ... a user is free to download content and applications and browse the Internet without restriction," two senior administrators said in a memo to the Board of education and L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy. "As student safety is of paramount concern, breach of the ... system must not occur."