UPDATED @ 9:58 PM County School Information Technology Is A Huge Deal and the FBI Has Joined The InvestigationRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 02 2019 10:02 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: Houston County School Superintendent David Sewell has announced that the school system's information system is slowly getting functional where school staff can get ready for the Houston County Schools to start classes.
The Houston County Schools will begin classes on August 12.
Houston County School Superintendent David Sewell did confirm the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) is assisting local law enforcement, Houston County Sheriff Department, in this investigation.
The school system has some 4,000 devices connected to the school system computers. Teachers and staff will work, but the school officials will not be able to operate as normal and will operate with difficulties as in new devices are required.
While no one will comment publically, this is a huge deal. This investigation is a huge deal and undertaking. But School Superintendent David Sewell and Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza have been on top of it and a detailed and no stones left unturned investigation is being conducted.
A lot of rumors floating. Some are fact, some are fiction. But in an investigation of this type, there is a lot the school officials and law enforcement can not say or discuss. You never let what you know out and keep the information guarded close to the chest in this type of investigation. But it is a big deal.
A lot of questions David Sewell and Donald Valenza will not answer. The FBI rarely answers any questions. But this is a case where the community has to trust these officials in doing their jobs.
Computers are hard to understand, especially for older people. And there is a lot of technical issues that has to be understood in order to solve a crime such as this. So this case is one of the specialized cases.
NOTE: This has to be said. This issue could have occurred no matter who the School Superintendent was/is. In this next year there will be an election for School Superintendent and one has announced to run besides David Sewell. This is not a campaign issue. This was a cyber attack on the school system. Not throwing any stones, but regardless of who the candidates or incumbent is or was, this is not a political issue to be for or against the Superintendent.
Not saying it would be, just issuing a friendly word of caution on all sides of the fence.