[ISN] More students involved in cheating

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 00:27:35 -0600 (CST)

By Greg Gelpi
Staff Writer
The Augusta Chronicle
December 10, 2008

The number of Glenn Hills High School students implicated in using a 
stolen computer password to change grades has doubled, bringing the 
total to 28.

Richmond County Executive Director for High Schools Lynn Warr said 
Tuesday the investigation is continuing into how the password was 
stolen, but it's clear that one student is responsible for stealing it 
and that 27 others accepted his offers to help them improve their 

The teacher whose password was stolen also could be disciplined for not 
adequately securing the information, Ms. Warr said.

The cheating began this summer. In October, the state Department of 
Education notified Richmond County when red flags were raised by unusual 
grade changes in Georgia Virtual School classes.

Georgia Virtual School is a statewide credit recovery program in which 
170 Richmond County students participate.

The student who obtained the password changed some scores to 100 within 
a minute or two of a classmate earning a failing score, Ms. Warr said. 
In one instance, a student was shown to have passed a test she never 
attempted to take.


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