The recent break-in and vandalism of an online charter school's primary eMail program raise questions about the safety and security of learning delivered via the internet.

A 15-year-old student enrolled in California's virtual Choice 2000 Charter High School broke into the school's eMail and administrative software system Sept. 29 and erased two days' worth of eMail correspondence and student attendance records.

The student "got into our system and basically told our auditing and eMail system to destroy itself," said Dan King, director of Choice 2000 online high school. "It's important to note that he did not get into our online classes."

Choice 2000's


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