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Los Angeles Schools Halt IPad Program After Students Hack Them

That's $1 billion well spent, eh?

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A $1 billion program to distribute iPads to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was under increased scrutiny Wednesday after reports that some devices were hacked for non-school-related purposes.

KNX 1070?s Pete Demetriou reports hundreds of kids at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and two other campuses breached the security locks within a week of receiving the tablets.

Students at Roosevelt, Westchester High, and the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills disabled security measures on their iPads to access Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other unauthorized sites, according to the Daily News.

Software installed on the devices by the district locked down the iPads and alerted officials to potential tampering, the Daily News reported.