A teenager who has been accused of hacking into his school systems to change his grades could get 38 years in jail if found guilty, the Times reports.
Prosecutors allege that Omar Khan hacked into his school computers in Orange County using his teachers' passwords to alter his grades, changing one from an F to an A. The prosecutors also claim Khan installed spyware to remotely access the computers, and changed the grades of 12 other students.
From the article:
"Mr Khan’s plan, the prosecution argues, was to get a place at one of the colleges within the University of California system. After his application was rejected, he requested copies of his student records, known as “transcripts” in the US educational system, so he could appeal. But when teachers looked at his files and noticed all the A grades that had magically appeared next to all the courses he had taken they realised something was wrong."