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Hacker interrupts Prince George virtual classes with racial expletives

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 19:01:49-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. - - A virtual class in Prince George County was cut short on Thursday after a hacker gained access to the class and made racist comments.

The hacker posed as a student and used a voice changer, saying the racial expletives and threatening to kill.

In a copy of the video obtained by CBS 6, students can be heard asking the person to stop disrupting their online class.

A Prince George County parent said that there were multiple hacking incidents throughout the day on Thursday.

Prince George County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Pennycuff sent the following notice:

Prince George County Public Schools takes providing a safe learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and virtually seriously. We are concerned by an incident that occurred at one of our schools where derogatory language was used during a live virtual session where students were present.

As we enter the virtual world of instruction, there will be incidents that will arise that will we have to work through. When those incidents occur, investigations will take place and disciplinary action will be taken.

The school division is taking steps to ensure all platforms used for virtual instruction by our teachers remain safe and secure for all users, including additional supports for virtual instruction for teachers and reminding students of the school division's Technology Use Policy.