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The Internet Gets Punk'd Again! Kid disciplined for using Firefox story is not true...

Got to love it when a story makes headlines, and then turns out to be false. This is exactly the case in the 'Student Given Detention for Using Firefox (foxfire.exe) over IE' story. The student altered the discipline notice that was sent home to the parents - and then somehow it got online...no one seems to know how that happened.        


Slashdot and a billion other sites are carrying the story and they essentially got Punk'd. I have it on first hand knowledge that the document was digitally altered and then 'somehow' was posted online.

The problem is that this story has spread like wildfire and now the school is the target of a lot of negative attention. Nothing like bringing in the Firefox vs IE debate to make a lot of people upset!