New Jersey high school students arrested, accused of crashing Wi-Fi to get out of schoolwork

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 04, 2019

Two New Jersey high school students were arrested Monday, accused of intentionally crashing their school's Wi-Fi network to get out of taking tests and other assignments. reports that two 14-year-old freshman at Secaucus High School were charged with computer criminal activity and conspiracy to commit computer criminal activity.

According to WABC-TV in New York, the students allegedly used "an app or a computer program" to make the school's Wi-Fi network inaccessible — which prevented students from working on any web-based tests or classes. Much of the school's curriculum is based online, according to

The students reportedly took requests to bring down the school's wireless internet. School officials reportedly learned of the alleged operation last Thursday and notified police.

The students, who are minors and were not identified, were immediately released to their parents after they were charged.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.