If the weather doesn’t cooperate, just make your own snow day.
That was apparently the strategy for two Trenton, Ohio, teenage girls, who managed to access the school district’s website and posted a phony announcement that schools would be closed for the day because of snow. There was no actual snow in the forecast, according to the AP news story, but the online posting was enough to convince several parents to keep their kids home from school.
The two Edgewood High School students may now find themselves having several days out of school. They have been charged in juvenile court and face expulsion.
AP says the company that runs the school’s site, RCH Networks Inc., believes the site was not hacked because no security breach was detected. Administrators say the girls somehow must have obtained a password.