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Over 40 La. students suspended in grade-changing scheme

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago March 25, 2015 Mar 25, 2015 Wednesday, March 25 2015 March 25, 2015 8:52 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ARNAUDVILLE - Beau Chene High School has suspended at least 45 students as part of an investigation into a student who changed grades during the last six weeks through a web-based computer program.

Principal Keith James tells The Advertiser the student gained access to a program called Powerschool by obtaining a teacher's password and was able to change grades for several students.

James says the student would sometime charge money to change other students' grades, but would also change them as favors.

James says the suspensions varied based on students' involvement. He declined to discuss the length of any student's suspension.

About 815 students attend the school, located between Grand Coteau and Arnaudville.

Last April, Southwood High School in Shreveport suspended 18 seniors involved in a similar grade hacking scheme.

Image: Freddie Herpin / The Daily World

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