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Allegations of Southern grade-fixing probed

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - An anonymous allegation of Southern High School administrators fixing grades has Department of Education superintendent Dr. Nerissa Underwood launching an independent investigation. "I take that seriously," she told KUAM News.

"I wish this had been brought to my attention and I certainly hope that this person who is making this allegation is that they are not just questioning the grade of that particular student or students but they are now raising questions about the degree to which the rest of the graduating class has earned their grade."

An anonymous e-mail was sent to island media and the superintendent alleging certain students grades were fixed and were allowed to graduate; another allegation was that student athletes who were failing were cleared to play sports.

Principal James Pettite says he looked into the allegations and found them unsubstantiated.

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