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Rogers HS students caught in cheating scheme

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This is the moment every high school student strives to experience.

The cap, the gown, the earning of a high school diploma.

Eleven Rogers High School Seniors will not walk across the stage Thursday because they decided to cheat.

Assistant Superintendent Brian Murphy tells 13abc, "Some of the students became aware of an access code and they were able to log onto the system and assign grades."

PLATO is an online credit recovery course that students can take if they fail a class.

School leaders say the students used a teacher's plato access code and changed their grades. Murphy tells 13abc, "We are handling the situation within the district ...obviously they violated the code of conduct for students in addition to our policy so we held them accountable.." The students almost got away with the cheating scheme --but school leaders were tipped off by an anonymous student last month. School leaders then went back to check every student's grade in the plato system...and that's when they found the truth.

Murphy tells 13abc, "The big picture is that kids are in high school for 4 years and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be able to earn credits to be able to graduate and to sell yourself short in the last semester of work doesn't make sense."

TPS leaders are now trying to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"Anytime we have a situation like this...we have to go back and look at our current practices to ensure that this doesn't happen again...and we've already done that ...and we are confident its secure." TPS leaders say the punishment of missing out on graduation---is the right punishment for these 11 students--yet they do want to show compassion and help them finish their high school career.

"Kids make mistakes just like adults make mistakes. We want them to learn from it," Murphy says. "We want to support them. We want them to graduate, and they want to graduate as well."

The students will have an opportunity to sign up for summer classes and graduate in the fall.
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