A picture on social media of test answers apparently spread like wildfire around a Gwinnett County high school, leading to dozens of students’ final exams being thrown out, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Dacula High School teachers said at least 80 10th grade students were caught cheating on their literary arts, chemistry and world history finals, Channel 2 reported.
School officials believe the original post came from outside the school, but administrators spotted the social media post and found that 80 students cheated, Channel 2 reported. The students were all given zeros and must retake their final exams.
The school told the news station a “preponderance of evidence” led them to discovering who cheated.
One rising senior at the school, who wasn’t involved in the cheating, told Channel 2 he wasn’t surprised people were caught because he had heard about it. Although, he was surprised by how many were found out.
“They passed out this little paper and took a picture of it and wrote it on their hands and stuff,” Jedidiah Adetoye told the news station.
School administrators spoke to the students discovered cheating and a Gwinnett County Public School District spokesperson said they were “provided with appropriate disciple consequences,” Channel 2 reported.
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