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So, I get a call from the school...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by RecoveringJournalist, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    My oldest (third grade) had enrichment class first thing this morning in the computer lab. During his time there, he clicked on to his class' roster and marked everyone, including his teachers absent, so they were unable to log into computers today, and apparently they spend about half the day on computers and because of my kid, they could not do that today. :D

    I don't think the vice-principal appreciated it when I started laughing so hard I couldn't speak when she informed me of what my kid did.

    After I was informed that this was no laughing matter, I asked the vice-principal why anyone would be able to do that. She didn't have an answer for that one. I told her my kid was just exposing how bad the security was on the computer system. I told her some companies pay top dollar to have people expose the flaws in their computer's security.

    I then apologized and told her I would talk to him and make sure he doesn't do it again.

    I guess there are worse things to be called by the school about... :D
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  2. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Damn. It's a wonder that hasn't happened before now.

    If he could do that in the system, I can only wonder what other things he could have pulled up.

    And yes, they should be thanking you for exposing this weakness.
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  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Should have signed off by telling her to make sure the class brings a note tomorrow.
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  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Oh, if only he had been old enough to search for that school system's hidden poin files. He could have had enough blackmail material to make valedictorian.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Your son did the school a great service. No way a student should be able to access the class roster.

    The funniest call we ever got from school was when my son also was in third grade. Like many little boys, he was really into being a police officer.

    Well, we bought his a pair of handcuffs, which he brought to school with him and had taken away.

    When my wife went to school to pick them up, she could see all of the office staff giggling, thinking the handcuffs were ours.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Here was the explanation as it was given to us...

    My son's class has this math race going on. This is done on computers/tablets every night and they do it in class. They get 10 minutes or so of math questions and they get 3 seconds to answer each question. They do this for addition, and then when you pass that, you go on to subtraction, when you pass that you go on to multiplication, when you pass that, you do on to division. When you pass division, you then get 2.5 seconds to answer each question... Most of the class is still in subtraction. My son is in division. He's in third in his class and when he clicked to see where the other kids were, he noticed that if you click the teacher's name it takes you to the attendance lists. So, he marked them all absent and then when that happened, any access for any of those user names was shut off for the day.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    That is hilarious, RJ.
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  8. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    VP's knickers need to get out of a bunch. This is fracking funny. She's probably only pissed because the principal jumped her ass for making it way too easy for a kid to screw with the system. She'll laugh about it at the end of the school year.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
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  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That is a huge screw up by the school to allow a student that type of access.

    I'm not sure if I would have laughed or if I would have been pissed off about the pure stupidity of administration allowing it to happen.

    The real challenge would have been keeping a straight face when speaking to my child about it, because you really do have to try to correct the behavior.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Steve Sanders sees nothing wrong with it.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Call your nearest technology company and tell them he hacked his school, they'll give him an internship.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    And maybe he'll be able to earn a scholarship!
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