SUDBURY — Inside the quiet, sprawling house, near the end of an empty hallway, behind a closed door, a teenager named Jordan Herzog sat alone at a computer.
It was early afternoon on a beautiful weekday this spring, though drawn shades blocked out the shining sun. Light from the monitor cast his face in a pale glow. The lone sound came from the solitary clack-clack-clack of fingers across a keyboard.
Across town, his peers sat in high school classrooms, counting down the minutes until the day’s final bell.