It’s been 24 years since Matthew Broderick enlightened a nation of high school students regarding his wayward ways but it appears students enrolled at Churchill High in Montgomery Country are finally following in his footsteps.
The Washington Post announced today that police, prosecutors, and school officials are now examining a case where at least eight students allegedly used a USB device to steal teachers’ passwords and change 54 students grades.
The investigation is in the beginning stages at the moment, but school Principal Joan C. Benz confirmed that a criminal investigation ongoing.
What we DO know is an internal investigation of Churchill High proved that the grades of 54 students were altered during the Fall 2009 semester. Investigators have subpoenaed all records from the school system and have informed almost 700 families that their students’ grades are now in the hands of the state’s attorney’s office.
At this time, the school system does not know if the 54 students who had their grades changed knew that they had been.
The school is scheduled to hold a community meeting Monday evening at 7 to answer any questions.