High school senior charged with hacking report card system

A high school senior in Miami has been arrested on charges claiming he illegally accessed his school's online report card system and changed grades for him and at least four other students, according to a published report.

Jose Bautista, 18, appeared in court Friday, according to WFOR. He reportedly faces charges of intellectual property offense, modifying programs, and an offense against computer users. The student allegedly approached fellow students and asked if they wanted him to change their grades. The principal of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, the school Bautista attended, said the student gave a written confession detailing the hacking.

Bautista's bond was set at $20,000. He is under house arrest with a GPS monitor. It's unclear if he will be allowed to graduate or if the other students involved will face any punishment.

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