Teacher arrested in grade changing scandal

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A teacher is the second person arrested and charged with felony computer tampering in a grade-changing scandal at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton.

Lisa Odom was arrested and released from jail on a $5,000 bond.

Court documents show that sometime between Oct. 1, 2017 and March 24, 2018 Odom used stolen credentials of Coy Campbell, the Assistant Principal at W.S. Neal,  to modify multiple students’ grades and transcripts. 

Earlier this week, a student at the school, Matthew Hutchins, 18, was arrested in the same investigation.

Hutchins is accused of using a computer to change grades for himself and possibly others in a scandal that has caused major problems for the high school as it tries to select a valedictorian for the upcoming graduation. According to court documents, on March 14, Hutchins changed his grade from a 92 to a 96 using Campbell’s login credentials. 

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