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Posted at 4:05 PM ET, 03/ 3/2010

Criminal investigation over Churchill grade changes

By Washington Post editors

The Montgomery County state’s attorney’s office has launched a criminal investigation into a grade-changing scheme at Winston Churchill High School in which 54 students’ grades were altered.

Almost 700 families at the school received letters this week informing them that the school had given their students’ grade records to the state’s attorney’s office.

The school has identified eight students as the ringleaders, and three of them are no longer enrolled at the school, according to a letter sent to parents Wednesday from Principal Joan C. Benz. Disciplinary action against the remaining five is “ongoing,” she said in the letter.

More information is available here.

-- Michael Birnbaum

By Washington Post editors  | March 3, 2010; 4:05 PM ET
 
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What a joke! Everybody likes to paint with blacks and whites when trying to understand a wrong. I'm old, but not that old to remember the "Herd" mentality of being in High School. Like being in the fast car when you know you shouldn't. Its the risk factor here, and there are so many levels of involvement that the lesson here for the school is discipline with reason and teach. These are still kids. Use this opportunity to let those that made bad choices, make good choices and see what doing the right thing feels like.

Posted by: leashy | March 4, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

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