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Colton School District board of directors promptly ended meeting after intrusion

The Colton School board used Zoom video communications software for distance connection to its February meeting. But just before the discussion on policy approvals was to begin, unknown sources hacked the meeting, showing sexually explicit video footage. The meeting immediately was shut down.

In an email sent to parents and guardians of students in the Colton School District, Superintendent Koreen Barreras-Brown wrote: "Unfortunately, the board meeting this evening was hacked, and we had to terminate it immediately.?It is rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at 6 p.m.? This was a public meeting through Zoom, unlike our student platform.?There was no waiting room, and it was not restricted to Colton School District.

"We want to assure you that our Google platform has a higher level of security, and our teachers are trained to not? allow users outside of Colton School District into any online event.??

"We will investigate this occurrence with our IT (Information Technology) department to ensure more secure board meetings in the future."

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