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UPDATE: Foothill High School regains control of Twitter account after hack

Posted at 11:58 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 13:14:05-04

UPDATE 8 P.M. SEPT. 14: The Clark County School District reported that Foothill High School has regained control of its Twitter account. School police are still investigating the cause or source of the hack.


HENDERSON (KTNV) -- The Clark County School District police launched an investigation into an apparent hack of the Foothill High School Twitter account. 

Tuesday afternoon, multiple tweets were sent from the official Twitter account for the high school in Henderson. 

Some of the tweets criticized the public school system using explicit language. One tweet depicted a fake, altered photograph of an administrator. 

"This is terrible," said Michelle Grant whose child attends Foothill High School. "I couldn't believe what I saw what was on there." 

The Clark County School District was unable to access the account to delete the tweets. By 11 p.m. Tuesday, the account was still active. 

CCSD spokeswoman Melinda Malone released the following statement: 

"We take any unauthorized access of the school's Twitter account seriously. School police are involved and are investigating. Any student found to be involved in sharing or retweeting this content could face disciplinary action. The school is working to have inappropriate content removed."