Abingdon, MD asked in Education Law for Massachusetts

Q: University Grades

In a class at my University, a bunch of people's grades were changed. The school says it was during an unauthorized access to a instructor's account. They are threatening suspension for all those who's grades were affected, and I'm scared as I had no idea about this. I have a meeting with the department honor board and was wondering what leverage I have to defend myself and how I should proceed.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Education Law Lawyer
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Evidence of wrongdoing by the particular student under investigation would be required for the school to be able to penalize that student whose grades were changed, since the hacker could simply have changed various students' grades in order to cover the tracks of the grades of the student whose grades he/she meant to change. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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