Your grades in high school and college are very important. Straight A’s or high GPA can open doors for you in the future. However, some high school or college students may feel desperate to get the grade they need. They then resort to hacking their teacher’s gradebook.Students who need a good grade may use programs that track keystrokes called a “key logging” program. They may stand over a teacher appearing to ask a question to watch them enter a password, or take a more sophisticated route through other means. It doesn’t matter if you hack a teacher’s gradebook from school or at home; hacking a teacher’s gradebook can lead to trouble.
I hacked my teacher’s gradebook – What can happen?
1. You could be arrested by school resource officers or police.
You could be charged with several things including vandalism, identity theft, computer tampering and so on. You may have to defend yourself against these charges in court and face a permanent mark on your record forever.
2. You could be expelled from school.
The school could immediately suspend you and then move for expulsion. Whether you committed the hacking alone or with other students will impact your punishment. If you were not the main student behind the hacking, then you may have a chance at a lesser punishment.
3. You could have your school record marked forever.
The school may mark your record with the hacking charges and add documents that will follow you to all other schools and colleges you apply to. You will have to explain on your application what happened and why your transcript is negatively marked.
So what should you do if caught hacking your teacher’s gradebook?
1. Do not talk to any friends or school staff about the incident.
A student may have been taught that honesty is the best policy and then admit to all accusations. A student may try to make excuses or even lie about the circumstances. Don’t immediately talk. Talking to the principal, dean or campus police may make your situation worse depending on the facts. If you are a minor, you should at least request to speak to your parents before making any statements.
2. Hire an Education Law Attorney Immediately
The quicker an education lawyer is involved, the better the chance of avoiding the most severe penalties like expulsion and a permanent mark on your record. This will increase your chance at protecting your educational future.Richard Asselta is an award-winning education lawyer with offices in both Florida and New Jersey. He is experienced in defending all types of student disciplinary issues including gradebook hacking. Call The Education Lawyers today for a free consultation and protect your educational future. (855) 338-5299