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LA Unified Removes iPads From Hackers’ High Schools

LA School Report | October 1, 2013

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Via The Los Angeles Times / By Howard Blume

Los Angeles school officials have taken back iPads from students at Westchester and Roosevelt high schools and possibly other campuses as well until further notice, the latest fallout from student hacking of the devices.

The move is another complication in efforts to provide an iPad to every student as part of a $1-billion technology plan in the nation’s second-largest school system.

The first devices are going to 47 schools, a process that has involved working out more kinks than expected.

Staff at Roosevelt in Boyle Heights and students at Westchester confirmed that the $700 tablets were taken back Friday by school officials. But a Roosevelt teacher said only about two-thirds of about 2,100 devices were immediately returned by students.

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