CORONA DEL MAR ( — The Newport Beach Police Department Thursday announced it has identified a person of interest in the alleged hacking of at least one computer at Corona Del Mar High School.

Timothy Lance Lai, 28, of Irvine, is accused of assisting students in compromising school computers and manipulating grades, according to the department.

Lai, a private tutor, is wanted for questioning, but police do not know his current whereabouts.

KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen spoke with concerned parents and students, who said some of their classmates may have been involved in the incident.

Police are working with Newport Mesa Unified School District and school officials.

The district sent parents an email Thursday confirming an investigation is underway.

Anyone with information was asked to call Det. David Syvock at (949)644-3771 or Det. Sgt. Doug Jones at (949)644-3775.


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