WRAL is reporting that some students at Lee County High School were subjected to racist and pornographic content after an unauthorized user gained access to a virtual classroom on Monday.
From WRAL’s report:
“There were pictures of Nazi symbols,” said Shauna Roberts, a concerned parent.
Roberts is still in shock over the violent and pornographic videos she said played out from her daughter’s computer on the first day of virtual classes for Lee County High School.
“They were showing videos of African Americans being shot. There were also pictures of Donald Trump along with the KKK that were popping up. It was just disturbing all the way together,” she said.
According to the article, school resource officers are gathering information about the incident, which they will turn over to detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
There are a couple of issues with WRAL’s headline. It incorrectly identifies Lee County High School as “Sanford High,” and also uses the word “hacker” to identify the person who gained access to the virtual classroom. The story, however, contains a statement from the district which makes clear that “it appears that this was an inadvertent approval of an outside (email) address requesting access” – which isn’t necessarily the same as a person or persons breaking into a network.
Way too much happening with Google Meets right now. Teachers can’t block numbers from calling in… I wonder why WRAL didn’t report about the Cumberland Co teacher that was sitting on a toilet during a Google Meet session? Hmmm…
I’m kind of thinking this is very much on the edge of being a hate crime….
I would agree if it was an adult doing it. But most of the “intruders” are other students. Students are giving out codes, WRAL made it seem that teachers are being careless about the codes. That may be the case for some districts, but Lee Co was told not to make them public (school websites are obviously public). If they can find out who did this specific episode, and it was an adult, I’m sure they could possibly be charged with a hate crime.
Simple fix… resume classes in person
Simple fix.. resume classes in person
Resuming classes in person is not a simple fix. There is a virus going around. You may not feel that there is but others do.
There are all kinds of viruses going around……you accept risk each time you step outside of your home let alone drive in your personal vehicle which only increases your risks. I do not think we are being negligent of a virus but I am not sure it should keep us in a state of emergency either. The board of education took choice away when they moved from plan b to c…..the students should be the focus and they continue to suffer while attempting to virtually learn.
You’re in the middle of a pandemic, this virus has no vaccine, every school that has opened has shown covid-19 cases soar. And just because you haven’t had a family member die from it or get severely sick from it doesn’t mean it doesnt effect you. Be more considerate with your children, and others. The ignorance coming off of you is astounding, especially from someone who is an adult who can’t understand a simple concept. And shame on you for turning this racist hate crime into a “get my kids off my back” argument.
You are so inconsiderate…this pandemic is not just about family members or whether or not you have children…..it is about the entire population. Your arrogance is disturbing.