Cyberattack forces large Alabama school system to close

Alabama News

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama’s largest public school systems is closed because of what officials are calling a computer cyberattack.

Huntsville City Schools closed early Monday and hasn’t reopened because of what it’s describing as an apparent ransomware attack. Teachers who can’t use computers are making paper worksheets and lessons for the system’s more than 22,000 students, and officials say police are investigating the attack.

A statement from the system says administrators and teachers are being brought back into schools in stages, but computers aren’t being turned on so virtual lessons aren’t an option. It’s unclear when normal operations will resume.

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