CORVALLS, Ore. (AP) -- A plan to issue iPads to middle-school students in Corvallis is on hold while the school district tries to make sure that students can't bypass the school's security software to access forbidden websites.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that the school system announced the decision Thursday night at a meeting with parents.
School officials said they were concerned by reports from Los Angeles, where three districts began to recall iPads when high school students defeated security measures.
The district's technology manager said a new operating system makes all district iPads connect to the Internet through the district's network filtration software, even if students are using the Internet on networks outside school. He says an update will make it more difficult to do as the Los Angeles students did.