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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says three students are responsible for the strange laptop hack that happened to Lee County middle and high school students on Monday.

Students opened their computers to a cryptic video that was allegedly sent out by two 10th graders and a 9th grader, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).

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A School Resource Officer for Lehigh Senior High School was told by Principal Darya Grote that someone had managed to hack the school district’s program.

Around 7:30 a.m. several school principals called the district IT department complaining about the strange events happening on school-issued Chromebooks.

LCSO stated the message showed a countdown clock with an anonymous character and the school district logo.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the three hackers caused more than 8,000 students, 100 teachers and 15 district IT personal to be disrupted and “halted the learning environment.”

The Sheriff’s Office issued a civil citation for one student at Lehigh Senior High Fort Myers Police plan to cite a second student at Dunbar High. NBC2 asked both agencies if the third student accused of being involved would face similar punishment. Neither had information on a third citation.

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