Grade Tampering At Jenks High School

Monday, July 24th 2006, 4:00 pm
By: News On 6

A Jenks Eagle Scout faces a felony charge in connection with a grade tampering scheme.

19-year-old Derek Muegge is charged with two counts of violating the computer crimes act. Investigators say he hacked into Jenks High School's computer database in May, and changed daily class grades for at least six students.

Muegge told Jenks Police he hacked into the computer system from the computer lab on campus. He says he learned how to do it on the Internet. Jenks School spokesperson Tara Thompson: "was where he found the programs and downloaded them into the computer and that allowed him to hack further into our system where he accessed and started changing grades."

Tampering with computer records is a felony.

Muegge's bond is set at $3,000.