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LPSS going offline to combat cyberattacks; events canceled for the week

Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 00:55:31-04

The Lafayette Parish School System says it is going offline to implement a plan to combat cyberattacks. That move is causing the cancellations of events for the week.

LPSS says the action is in response to recent cyberattacks happening throughout the state. The Lafayette Parish School System says they are implementing a multi-phase prevention plan as recommended by the state.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. today, LPSS says that no telephone or internet services will be available at any of their locations. Notification will be sent when our systems are back online.

The following events are canceled for this week, July 31-August 2, 2019:

  • Middle and high school orientations
  • Student registrations
  • Student placement testing

Once these events are rescheduled, parents and students will be notified.

"Although we have not experienced any issues, our technology department is working diligently to proactively protect and secure all of our network and information systems. We ask for your patience during this process," LPSS said in a statement.