Officials with the Fort Dodge Community School District issued a statement Wednesday afternoon that said the district was hit by a cyber attack. The attack took down servers for the district and disabled internet and phone services. The district then made the decision in the interest of safety for students and staff members to cancel classes on Thursday.
Fort Dodge administrators say they are working with authorities to get the systems back up and running and they hope to have the issues resolved by Friday.
(By Robert Jones, KVFD, Fort Dodge)