Local teen accused of hacking school website facing charges

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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local teenager is charged with a cybercrime after police say he hacked the website for the East Greenbush Central School District.

It’s unclear how elaborate the hack was or what information was accessed.

The 15-year-old teen has been released to their parents.

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