SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Saturday, December 15, 2018   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

GP's Wi-Fi not Hacked

Freds Rivertown Alehouse
Published:2018-11-29 Business
GP's Wi-Fi not Hacked    Print Snohomish Times    
GP's Wi-Fi not Hacked

Glacier Peak High School’s winter pep assembly fraught with racist and homophobic Wi-Fi hotspot names, including swastikas. They began popping up on hundreds of student cellphones during Glacier Peak High School’s winter pep assembly Thursday, according to an email from the Snohomish School District.

In an email statement Thursday afternoon, two students involved had been identified and “disciplined according to district policy, guided by the seriousness of their actions.”


The school district said it’s working with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to determine if any other students were involved.

Sarah, a junior at Glacier Peak High School, said students were at the winter pep assembly when students started receiving notifications on their phones of available with terrible names.

Sarah said she didn’t immediately realize what was going on but said his principal grabbed the microphone at the assembly, mentioned school safety, his disappointment in the actions of attendees and abruptly ended the assembly.

Sarah, who was part of the pep leadership team, later realized what happened while walking back to class.

The school district said the two students involved were at the assembly.

It’s not yet clear yet how the students were able to send out the long list of network hotspot names. The school district said the high school’s Wi-Fi network was not hacked.

Students we talked to said they probably set the Wi-Fi names on their own phones which explains why everyone at the assembly could see them.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said its IT team is now investigating.

The high school said in an email to parents that it’s working on plans “to address threatening and discriminatory behaviors.”

Susan Elvig, a parent of past and present students at Glacier Peak, said she was surprised but these revelations and thinks that it’s despicable. She went on to say she gives Glacier Peak nothing but high marks in all her dealings with the school and its administration.

“I wouldn’t want my kids to go anywhere else,” Susan said emphatically.




Published: Thursday, November 29, 2018
GP's Wi-Fi not Hacked GP's Wi-Fi not Hacked
It’s not yet clear yet how the students were able to send out the long list of network hotspot names. The school district said the high school’s Wi-Fi network was not hacked.


Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Fast moving fire displaces family Fast moving fire displaces family
Firefighters contain fast moving fire, family is displaced


Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Death ruled a homicide Death ruled a homicide
Arrest made after Everett death ruled a homicide


Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Woman kills husband Woman kills husband
An Everett woman was arrested after admitting she killed her husband in Everett.


Published: Monday, November 05, 2018
Ferries to honor veterans Ferries to honor veterans
Ferries to honor veterans with moment of silence, POW/MIA flag this weekend



Traffic Conditions Published: 2018-11-04
US 2: Peak Use Shoulder Lane closed
Published: 2018-10-29
Start preparing for winter driving now
Published: 2018-10-29
Muddy messes
Published: 2018-10-23
Fatal officer involved shooting
Published: 2018-10-15
SR 99 tunnel toll rates
Published: 2018-10-11
Weekend ferry schedule changes
Published: 2018-10-10
$150K Grant To Children’s Museum Relocation

PUBLIC MEETING

Snohomish Sports Network

Advertisement

Live Police Scanner

Snohomish County Sheriff, City of Snohomish,
Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett - Police & EMS/Fire


Speedway Chevrolete

Advertisement

mondotimes
The Worldwide Media Guide

 


SNOHOMISH contact