A racist email was sent throughout the Bay District School System email server

PANAMA CITY, FLA. (WMBB) — The Bay District School system is investigating an email that was sent out from a pupil’s email account Tuesday morning round 5:30 a.m. The email contained racist and discriminatory language and was sent to college students and lecturers round the district earlier than being deleted by the college system.

“This was positively hate past something that any of us may even think about,” Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt stated. “It was one thing that you just don’t need to get up in the morning and verify your email and see that.”

More than 100 individuals noticed the email earlier than it was taken down, Husfelt stated. As the college system continues with other projects, officers ensured that its system is secure and was not hacked.

“None of our methods have been compromised by (the email),” Husfelt stated. “Again I’m not an professional however we’re fairly positive whoever had it found out anyone’s password or one thing, it was that sort of factor.”

An inside investigation revealed that no district information had been breached, BDS stated in a press launch. However, emails like the one sent on Tuesday have grow to be extra widespread, Jim Scantlin, BDS Executive Director of Management Information Systems stated.

“It’s a continuing factor, the dangerous actors and the those who need to do that are fixed,” Scantlin stated. “And what we do every single day is attempt to come and check out to verify we’re as secure as we will be.”

BDS additionally intends to work with legislation enforcement to attempt to discover the one that sent the message. The district hopes authorized penalties happen if the individual is discovered, Husfelt stated.

“I imagine it’s a felony, what was performed,” Husfelt stated. “We’ll proceed to analyze it and we’re going to supply a $500 reward that results in the arrest and conviction of the one that did this.”

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