In a Nevada high school, high school Senior Tyler Coyner decided that he would change his grades to be Salutatorian of his school! Supposedly, Coyner was also charging other students to change their grades as well, but it was never made clear whether he actually changed grades other than his own.
Coyner was a good student as it was, so he didn’t have to change many grades to become salutatorian. He was just barely behind the actual salutatorian, and just needed to change a B+ to an A- to get the award.
Administrators didn’t even notice because the change in his grades was so small. He ended up giving the speech as salutatorian, and spoke about how he learned what it meant to be a good student at his school.
In another school, Palos Verdes High School, three kids were running a grade-changing business. The three students were Juniors and charged other students around $300 to change their grades. In order to hack the computers, they installed keystroke loggers on teacher computers to learn their teachers’ usernames and passwords.
They used this information to help many other students cheat and make a huge profit!