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School district reaches out to FBI following cyberattack

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 14:45:15-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Administrators with the Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District reported they have reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation following a cyberattack.

School administrators said they were victims of a cyberattack Tuesday afternoon. "(We have) given the FBI everything they need to investigate the incident," school officials said.

Administrators said they have to go through all Windows devices in the school system, including student’s devices. They have to be scanned, reimaged, wiped, and reinstalled. The process is very time and labor-intensive.

They also added they have received much-appreciated help from TEA Cybersecurity.

Administrators said they have purchased everything needed to keep this from happening again and they hope to get back to what they do best, teaching kids, on Monday.