The Baltimore County Public Schools tweeted Saturday that there will be no classes Monday and Tuesday due to the computer breach.
“This provides much-needed time for our staff to continue working to set up the instructional platform and to communicate next steps regarding devices,” BCPS said of the two-day hiatus.
The school district’s remote learning program, its website, and its email and grading systems all fell under cyber attack last week, WBAL-TV reported.
The district’s information technology department first identified the attack on Tuesday and notified staff early Wednesday.
Elena Lomicky, a kindergarten teacher, knew something was wrong when her school’s principal told staff not to log into their computers.
“There was a little panic because I’m not tech-savvy at all,” the Villa Cresta Elementary School teacher told WBAL. “It was alarming.”
The BCPS is working with the Baltimore County Police Department in the criminal investigation.