Posted: Sep 7, 2011 8:03 AM
Updated: Sep 7, 2011 8:14 AM
The Acadia Parish School Board has launched an investigation after their website was hacked and disturbing material was posted over the weekend.
The target was a sub-site for Armstrong Middle School in Rayne. Sexually explict and racially charged images and words were discovered on the site Saturday afternoon and quickly removed.
"What we're looking at now is...the company that hosts our site is looking at pass codes and computers and trying to see if they can locate what computer it came from and what pass code was used to get into the website," says Acadia Parish Superintendent, John Bourque.
In the meantime, the school board has restricted all administrative privelages to the site.
Mcrita Handy's son is in the 6th grade at Armstrong middle and she wants those responsible to be held accountable.
"Whichever way they can handle it, to have them punished for what they did, they need to do it," Handy says.
The school system is now trying to follow the digital trail. "we're in the process now of trying to locate possibly who may have done this and if we do---they're in big trouble," Bourque says.
No criminal complaints have been filed in the matter, but that is likely to change once administrators figure out if it was something done from the inside of the school system or if it was the work of an outside party.