Computer Error Leads to False School Closing Message in Grand Rapids

11:07 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Computer Error Leads to False School Closing Message in Grand Rapids

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Districts spokesman says it's not clear yet what impact the error had on attendance
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A technical error triggered the false closing message on the Grand Rapids schools' website Friday, Feb. 28, not a hacker, according to John Helmholdt, district communications director. The erroneous message was discovered between 6 and 6:15 a.m. Friday morning, after being up possibly as long as 30 minutes.