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Facebook Prank Leads to Cortlandt Teen's Arrest

A Cortlandt Manor teen who attends Walter Panas High School was arrested after he allegedly hacked into another student's Facebook page and posted an inappropriate image on it.

A 14-year-old Walter Panas High School student from Cortlandt is due in Family Court next week after he allegedly accessed another student’s Facebook page and replaced the profile picture with an inappropriate image.

State police charged the student with unauthorized use of a computer, a misdemeanor, Monday after they were alerted of the incident. Police said the student unlawfully entered the Facebook account and replaced the profile with an image of another male's genitalia.

Police declined to release the student’s name.

The student is scheduled to appear in Westchester County Family Court on Oct. 17.


Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to reflect the true orgin of the image in question.

joshua tanner October 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Did they use choppers and a SWAT team?
John Finnigan October 12, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Did Mr Carter finally let Coach Beulah Ballbricker use her ideal by identifying the culprit by linnig all the boys up with hoods over thier heads and thier private parts exposed? Where Coach Brackett and Coach Goodenough sitting in Mr Carter's office still banging thier heads against the wall holding the laughter in the best they can? Did Mr.Carter give in and let Coach Beulah Ballbricker examing the students private par par par, thier taddywackers?
NoisyNeighbor October 12, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Really Guys? The kid embarrassed another kid - what if it was your daughter/sons account that got hacked into? I think that it's great that they slap this kid on the wrist. It's twisted and he needs to be taught a lesson.
Not as clever as I think October 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM
An image of "ANOTHER MALES GENITALIA" Another males? Would it have been his own, would it have been OK? , Strange phrasing I think...
MomOf3 October 14, 2012 at 08:34 PM
As A Parent In Walter Panas High School Who Has 2 Children Who Have Been On Either Sides Off This Type Of Situation - I Absolutely Agree With The Way The Authorities Are Handling It! There Is Too Much Of A Sense Of Entitlement Now-A-Days By Everybody In Social Media; In LIfe In General. There Always Needs To Be A Consequence Regardless Of How Small An Issue It May Seem To Some. Respect For Others And Their Property Is Paramount In Life! This Has Somehow Been Lost To the Children Of This Generation.


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