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St. Landry School Board to shut down internet over cyber security concerns

The Internet will be shut down at 12:00 pm.
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Posted at 9:29 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 10:30:56-04

The St. Landry Parish School Board says that they will shut down the internet today at 12:00 pm over growing cyber security concerns in the state.

The shut down is in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Education.

The District says the shut down will impact internal use of the internet but will not effect access to the website by external users. Outside users will still be able to obtain school information and access JCampus systems to check student grades.

Phone systems will be functioning and all school planned orientations and registrations will continue as planned.

Internal network users, district office staff and school staff will not have access to their district email. Those individuals are being asked to turn off the wifi to their personal devices, ipads, chromebooks, and any other portable device while within range of the district or school network.

The district says they are working diligently to ensure the security of the network.

The Lafayette Parish School Board recently initiated an internet shutdown to combat the growing cyber threat.

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