Transcript for Los Angeles Students 'Hack' School iPads For Personal Use
It was a bold and expensive step into the future the nation's second largest school district announced plans to issue ipads to all of its students. But within hours of getting their ipads hundreds of students learn how to bypass the district's security settings. Giving students unfettered access to the world wide web. On their school issue tablets. They found their way -- out of -- To compromise some of that the personal settings Ron Chandler is the chief information officer with the LAUSD. He says the security breach was detected at Roosevelt High School in Boyle heights on Friday. And on Tuesday the district stopped issuing the -- the hundreds that were issued -- Roosevelt. Will be recall the superintendent made it very clear I don't want any more devices to leave the campus. And so that's -- -- I sure do not deserve my. Borrowed -- to be taken away but I'm -- rebate is a senior at -- -- high he says he did not tamper with his iPad. Even when he knew that some of his fellow students had. We did -- a contract. You know we shouldn't modify it so -- -- of I signed it. You know we should get a second chance to kids really do -- -- -- there where and that's what I used that far and I just feel like. We deserve to need to get the -- back. District officials say that at least 200 students at Roosevelt High School learned how to bypass the district's security measures which to block access to unauthorized web sites like YouTube and FaceBook. Other similar breaches were detected at two other high schools. There's a reason -- students did this they wanted to go -- place that we blocked. And so now we have to have a conversation about what is the appropriate place and maybe we need to relax -- requirements. Chandler says the district knows exactly which students were able to reconfigure their ipads but asked for consequences. We're not gonna -- students -- gonna make sure that there is a cover a healthy conversation about responsible and acceptable use. Robert dean ABC news.
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