Eighteen Southwood High School seniors have been suspended, after allegedly hacking into the school’s computer grading system in order to change grades.
Victor Mainiero, spokesman for Caddo Parish Schools, said on March 14 administrators determined the online course system, E 20/20, had been accessed and grades had been manipulated.
Mainiero said he could not give specific information regarding how many students actually accessed the system, nor how it was done.
He did say an expulsion hearing is pending for the suspended students, and if those students are expelled, they will not be eligible to graduate with their class in May.
NBC 6 News education reporter Marquel Sennet spoke with Caddo Parish officials this afternoon and will bring details at 5 and 6 tonight.