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South Miami Senior High Student Arrested In Cyber Attacks Against Miami Schools

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Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks at a press conference on Aug. 31, 2020, recounting the software outage that hindered connection to online learning for thousands of students and teachers on the first day of the 2020-21 school year.

A 16-year-old student at South Miami Senior High has been arrested in connection with the cyber attacks that have throttled Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ first week of online learning.

The school district made the announcement via email around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The email included the arrest affidavit, which shows an arrest was made 2:43 a.m. Thursday.

According to the affidavit, the student admitted to using a tool, the name of which was redacted in the report, to attack the school district’s network. According to the report, the student admitted to launching eight attacks beginning Tuesday morning.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.