RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — On Friday afternoon, a virtual meeting held by Dreher High School got hacked.
A spokesperson for Richland County School District One said about 40 seniors were participating in the virtual meeting about graduation, along with a few parents and staff members.
At some point, hackers kicked the principal out of the meeting and then displayed inappropriate images.
The Webex meeting incident was reported to the school resource officer from the Columbia Police Department.
News 19 reached out to the school district for a comment and the Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon sent the following statement:
"The incident that happened during Dreher's virtual meeting with a group of seniors was unfortunate and disturbing. The principal apologized to the students, parents and staff who participated in the meeting, and he reported the incident to our security and information technology departments and the school resource officer. We are investigating the incident and reviewing our protocols and procedures for virtual communications with students. We've also shared with our staff safety and security steps that meeting hosts can take to prevent this type of incident from occurring."