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Some Buffalo Public Schools students caught using virtual learning program inappropriately

Posted at 8:07 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 20:09:06-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several Buffalo Public Schools students used the district’s virtual learning platform, Schoology, to engage in inappropriate activity, according to the district’s spokesperson.

The district says the students “were able to gain access to and subsequently engage in inappropriate use of academic chat and discussion features in a group created by them.”

Since the incident, the IT department has put additional protective measures in place.

“Although all content has been deleted and blocked, some parents and students received inappropriate notifications overnight and residual notifications may still come through though they are not new. BPS administration has been engaged to follow up as appropriate with students involved,” according to a statement from the district.

Buffalo Public Schools has also created lessons for student that “place a strong emphasis on online safety and etiquette.”