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Pennsylvania School District Offline Due to Security Issue

Carlisle Area School District shut down its Internet system Sept. 1 to investigate a possible security breach, although the district's phones and website remained operational.

(TNS) — A security issue prompted officials at a central Pennsylvania school district to turn off the district’s Internet on Friday.

The Carlisle Area School District says they shut the Internet down after finding a possible security breach, but do not believe there are any active threats. Despite the shutdown, the district’s website and phones are still fully operational.

“In an abundance of caution, we have shut down our Internet system until it can be fully investigated. There is no known safety threat to our schools, students, or staff; however, we will be operating without Internet in the school district today,” the district’s superintendent said in a Friday statement.

Parent and visitor access is limited while the Internet issues are being resolved, the district said.

The district did not say when the Internet is expected to be working again in their statement.

The CASD’s Internet outage comes just days after the Chambersburg Area School District closed all of its offices and schools for multiple days because of a ransomware attack.

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