A school in Cloverdale, Calif., is being criticized for its decision to shut down student access to the internet after two local teens were accused of hacking Pentagon computers. Some charge the school overreacted in issuing the internet ban, but school officials disagree.

The two students, sophomores at Cloverdale High School, have not been charged with any crimes, and investigators are certain the school's computer network was not used during any of the attacks. But the fear of sabotage or retaliation compelled school officials to close down access to the internet for all students at


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