Friday, August 26, 2005

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'Kutztown 13' Hackers Quietly Offered Deal

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The case against the "Kutztown 13" -- a group of Pennsylvania high school students charged with felonies for tinkering with their school-issued laptop computers -- seems to be ending mostly with a whimper. In meetings with students over the last several days, the Berks County, Pa., juvenile probation office has quietly offered the students a deal in which all charges would be dropped in exchange for 15 hours of community service, a letter of apology, a class on personal responsibility and a few months of probation.
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