60+ students accused of cheating on summer reading assignments

HOSCHTON, Ga. – School officials in Gwinnett County are investigating allegations that dozens of students cheated on summer homework assignments.

In a letter to parents dated Sept. 13, the principal of Mill Creek High School said language arts teachers there noticed similarities between several students' summer reading assignments. The teachers took those concerns to school administration.

At this time, officials are conducting interviews and have identified at least 60 students who may have participated in the cheating scheme. Officials think that number may grow over the course of the investigation. (Click here to read the full letter to parents.)

According to the school’s handbook, cheating or plagiarism is strictly against the Honor Code, which is shared with students and their parents. As a result, those students who did participate in the cheating will face discipline consequences.

The school went on to say that “developing a sense of honor, responsibility, and ethical principles is essential to education and to life. While it is disappointing to discover academic dishonesty, we feel this situation serves as a teachable moment for our students.”

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