Superintendent Josh Ingle made the following press release public on the morning of Tuesday, 10/25. Ingle appeared on the K-WIN Today program to elaborate; you may watch the video below:
On Monday, October 24, 2022, we became aware that the DCHS Facebook page had apparently been hacked and contained offensive posts which prompted us to notify law enforcement. Current evidence indicates that the Facebook page was hacked through an employee’s personal account from a static IP address originating in Baltimore, MD. We recognize that social media platforms can be resourceful communication tools, but behavior such as this is nonsense. As a result, the DCS Information Technology team is in the process of adding two-factor authentication to school-sponsored social media accounts for an additional layer of security.
The Dade County Board of Education is committed to the safety of our students and staff. Therefore, we will continue working closely with the Dade County Sheriff’s Office on this investigation. We do NOT take incidents like this lightly, so you can expect an additional presence of law enforcement officers throughout the school day. We value our working relationship with the Dade County Sheriff’s Office and the Trenton Police Department. These agencies are on standby and ready to address any act of school violence within our school district.