Expulsion vote due for kids in computer hacking

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County school district board is set to vote on whether to expel 11 high school students accused of hacking into computers to change grades and access tests.

The Orange County Register says (http://bit.ly/1evdeZJ ) the Tuesday evening vote by Newport-Mesa Unified board members will come immediately after a public comment session.

The principal of Corona del Mar High is asking the board to expel the students.

Parents of four of the accused students are questioning why their children have been targeted, arguing the scandal that surfaced in December involves many more people.

The parents say a private tutor — who police believe helped the students hack school computers — was working with as many as 150 students.

The tutor has been missing since Dec. 18.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com