They should have had mail-in voting instead. Much more secure.
In Buffy they’re all possessed by a demonic tiara or some shit. In real life…
An embarassing reason for a conviction.
“What you in for?”
“Rigging the vote for high school Prom Queen.”
Cell block roars with laughter.
You think they won’t all be understanding?
May not have reached desensitization level yet, although at this rate it seems imminent.
At least this was a computer, not a gun. But as we roast the demented parental failure, let’s just momentarily give thought to how warped our values are when a fucking homecoming queen election is seen as sufficiently valuable to risk your future over.
They’ve imprisoned two people over rigging an online popularity contest?
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised any more at the American habit of massive punitive overreaction but what the fuck? I can see that you would want to address the misuse of the school network but this is way over the top- this could have been dealt with internally.
Welp, it is Florida
No, they imprisoned 2 people for hacking into the school’s computer system. I suspect the motivation behind the hack is immaterial, legally.
They know or have evidence that these two manipulated the votes for homecoming queen. What else might they have done that they don’t (yet) have evidence of? Who’s to say the pair didn’t try changing grades to make the daughter valedictorian or make her transcript more attractive to colleges? Who’s to say they didn’t try changing others’ grades (due to those other students being the daughter’s enemies or due to them competing for spots in a class with limited seats for which they have to qualify?)
Oh no, it’ll be much harder for her to be elected homecoming queen of the reform school without Mom there to help her.
I feel like recent events are suggesting that people should not use computers to commit crimes, because the possibility that the consequences will be magnified seem to be a given.
Well, for hacking into the school computer. This HS election stuff is no game for amateurs.
What kind of distopia do you want to live in?
I’d prefer a society in which the governing authorities can only act on provable knowledge.
Evidence, or GTFO.
This further supports my assertion (elsewhere) that (through the lens of entertainment/news) American Schooling is only peripherally about education.
Also, where have they all been to make “coming home” such a big deal? Were they drafted?
I’m not a governing authority and BoingBoing discussion threads are not a court of law