Last week, we reported on the fact that students in Los Angeles had figured out a way to “hack” the iPads they were given by their school. (In reality, it was a simple matter of deleting profile information as students found ways around the security limits implemented by the administration.)
Now, school officials at Westchester and Roosevelt high schools are seemingly pulling the plug on the entire program. They're asking for students to return the 2,100 devices that had been distributed. For the time being, however, only about two-thirds of those iPads have actually been returned to the school, and no one knows if or when the district's iPad program will resume.
"They carted them out of every classroom in sixth period," Westchester senior Brian Young told a Los Angeles Times reporter on Monday. "There has been no word of when they'll be back."