Four former students at three suburban Houston high schools have been indicted for allegedly hacking into their school computers.
The four are accused of breaking into the Fort Bend Independent
School District computers and changing grades and attendance
records between November 2007 and May 2008.
Rishav Verma, Ravi Thakral, Francis Nwajel and Vincent Paresa
are charged with second-degree felonies that include breach
computer security and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Prosecutor Scott Carpenter told the Fort Bend Herald of Rosenberg
that the felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison each.
Verma (VUR'-mah) is a former Hightower High School student in
Missouri City, Nwajel (nwah-JEHL') is an alumnus of Elkins High
School in Missouri City, while Thakral and Paresa had attended Bush
High School in Richmond.
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