New Jersey

NJ Student Hacked High School Computers, Upped Grades to Get Into Ivy League School

A New Jersey student has been accused of hacking into his elite high school's computer system to change his grades in hopes of getting into an Ivy League college. 

Bergen County prosecutors said they are now investigating after the 16-year-old senior at Tenafly High School was able to infiltrate the school's computer system and boost his grades earlier this year. 

The student was suspended but hasn't yet been charged with any crimes. Students found out about the breach at a school assembly this week. 

According to the Bergen Record, which first reported the hack, the student even went as far as sending out college applications with the altered transcripts. But school administrators found out early enough and had the applications recalled. 

School officials and Bergen County investigators declined to release much information on the case, citing an open investigation. 

But students at the school said they had some sympathy for their fellow student. 

"I think there's definitely the pressure to do well in school," said Loiza Martin. "There's definitely academic pressure from students and parents.

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