If there’s one thing my mother never did for me (thankfully) it would be hack into my school’s computers to change my grades – and getting caught in the process. Well, the children of Catherine Venusto had a chance to experience that. According to reports, Venusto, a former employee of the Northwestern Lehigh School District in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, was charged on three counts of unlawful use of a computer and computer trespassing.
The lady was said to have used the passwords of the superintendent and 9 other employees to access the system’s student records to change the grades of her children. For her daughter – a failing grade turned into a medial exception, while her son’s grade was bumped up from 98% to 99% (why she even bothered, I have no idea). She’s probably never allowed near a school computer again, but after a $30,000 fee to be bailed out, I guess she probably learnt her lesson. I wonder how the kids felt about it. What’s the most outrageous thing your mother has ever done for you?