It was only a matter of time. As the technology revolution seeps inexorably into every corner of American education, administrators increasingly must deal with cyber-related crises.

Here are just a few recent examples garnered from school public relations professionals around the country:

• During sensitive budget negotiations, an eMail reply composed by a frustrated administrator that blasts a local elected official is sent accidentally to the offending party and the press.

• A beloved teacher receives racist eMail threats on her home computer from a former


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