A student of Tesoro High School in Orange Country is charged with larceny, burglary, identity theft and computer fraud. He faces up to 38 years in prison if convicted.
His actual crime: breaking into high school computers to change his grades.
In 2004 the average rape sentence was 13 years; the average homicide 22 years. Clearly, eighteen year old hackers who can think of no better way to use their skills aside from changing high school grades deserve to be facing 38.