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Unauthorized computer access update

As previously communicated to the Gates Chili school community, the Gates Chili Central School District has been investigating unauthorized computer access to privileged portions of its network by students.


Digital forensic experts traced the students’ activities and law enforcement was contacted. As a result of the investigation, the experts concluded that no private information was removed or copied from the district’s network. Some private information may have been viewed by these students.


The digital forensic experts concluded that social security numbers were not accessed. Additionally, there was no manipulation or attempted manipulation of any information.


The district takes this matter very seriously. The actions of the involved students are highly inappropriate and are being addressed. Gates Chili CSD has taken measures to prevent any further unauthorized access.