PA: Students Charged With Grade Changing Scheme

Police in eastern Pennsylvania have charged five college students and a high school student in an alleged scheme to illegally access an online system to change high school grades.

Pottsville police allege that the students used a teacher’s password to gain access to, an online classroom assessment and instructional management system.

Authorities allege that the students logged on to change 10 students’ assignment grades. But detective Steve Guers says there is no evidence that any high school students other than the one charged sought to have their grades changed. In fact, Guers says the grades of the other students were lowered, not raised.

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