At least 80 students were caught cheating on their final exams at Dacula High School.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

80 Gwinnett high school students caught cheating on final exams, teachers say

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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