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Students accused of trading higher grades for cash

Students accused of trading higher grades for cash



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Mary Richards reportingTwo students in southern Utah are accused of changing grades, in a trade that involved grades for cash.

A list of teachers' passwords somehow ended up in the hands of two students at Snow Canyon High School. St. George police say the teens used the passwords to give themselves higher grades, and then charged other students money to change their grades, too.

The Spectrum reports the school resource officer got anonymous tips that led officers to arrest 18-year-old Tanner M. Rea and a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday.

Police say the two were charging students anywhere from $5 to $25 to change the grades. Seven to 10 students allegedly had their grades changed.

The two suspects now face charges of theft and altering or damaging a computer.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

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