Tennessee school guidance counselor accused of changing grades
A former Tennessee school guidance counselor is accused of cooking the grade books — by changing the marks on students’ transcripts, authorities said.
Gayla Grise, 51, who worked at Stewart County High School, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of falsifying educational and academic records, news station WSMV reported.
School officials caught onto Grise’s alleged scheme when a teacher noticed an unauthorized grade change in the academic system last September and notified the principal, according to Stewart County Director of Schools Mike Craig, the Leaf-Chronicle reported.
The principal then discovered a second grade that was altered in the system and confronted Grise, who allegedly admitted to swapping grades.
The following day, they learned of a third incident and revoked her access to the system and placed her on unpaid administrative leave.
It is believed that the students weren’t aware of the scheme.
“From what my investigation shows … the students didn’t know this was going on,” Craig said at a board meeting, the newspaper reported.
Grise, who worked for the district for more than a decade, was fired in October, the outlet reported.