Tucson students accused of selling grade changes

Posted at 9:16 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 12:16:20-04

Dozens of Tucson High Magnet School students are at risk of not graduating next week after officials discovered three students were changing their peers' grades in exchange for cash.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Tucson Unified School District officials discovered last week that about 50 students in a school-credit recovery course were involved in the cheating scandal. Most of the students involved are seniors and the rest are juniors.

TUSD spokeswoman Stefanie Boe says the teacher noticed grades in the system were different than what she had entered and reported the discrepancies. Boe says it's possible a student may have looked over their teacher's shoulder as she logged in.

Cited the ongoing investigation, district officials did not reveal how much students paid to have their grades changed.