Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (The Weekly Vice) — Carolyn Maria McNeal, 39, is a mother who values education and will not tolerate bad grades. The high-school secretary in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania is accused of using a co-worker’s password to change her daughter’s poor grades. Of course, her better performance would be meaningless without allegedly lowering the grades of at least two other students.
McNeal now faces 58 charges — 29 counts of unlawful use of a computer and 29 felony counts of tampering with public records. She is accused of changing 200 grades and test scores — including possible SAT scores. Her daughter’s SAT scores jumped 360 points.
Each count is punishable by up to seven years on prison and a $15,000 fine, though such sentencing normally stipulates concurrent rather than consecutive terms.
What really concerns me is the attitude of parents today. A student needs to take the initiative and responsibility to augment their own grades through criminal computer fraud, as here or at least block the entry of grades, as here.
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