Corona del Mar sits on an idyllic part of the Orange County coastline. Mark Weston A hacking scandal involving keyloggers and electronic grade-changing at a high school in Newport Beach, a well-to-do area of Southern California, has resulted in the expulsion of 11 students.

The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that six of those students had already left the district, but five had been transferred to another local school. “The Board’s action imposes discipline upon these students for the maximum allowed by the Education Code for what occurred at Corona del Mar High School,” Laura Boss, the Newport Mesa Unified School District spokesperson wrote in a statement on Wednesday. US News and World Report ranked the high school in question as the 46th best within California. 3     

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