Former student, 16, accused of hacking Eugene's school computers

Former student, 16, accused of hacking Eugene's school computers

EUGENE, Ore. -- A former student was arrested and released Wednesday on charges that he accessed student information in the Eugene 4J School District a month ago, police said.

Eugene Police served a search warrant at a North Eugene house Wednesday morning, where they charged a 16-year-old resident with computer crime. Investigators took the former 4J student's computer equipment as evidence.

The youth may have accessed personal information such as student ID numbers, addresses and in some cases phone numbers and Social Security numbers.

After an initial investigation police determined that the overall risk to student information was low. Investigators still have to process the equipment collected under the search warrant. EPD said that more charges could be added against the youth if they uncover more crimes from the information breach.

The16-year-old was cited and released to his parents Wednesday afternoon.