Student, teacher arrested in grade changing investigation

Student, teacher arrested in grade changing investigation
Lisa Odom and Matthew Hutchins. (Source: East Brewton Police via WALA)

ESCAMBIA CO., AL (WSFA) - Investigators are on site at a high school in south Alabama investigating possible grade changing.

According to Michael Sibley with the Alabama Department of Education, ALSDE has people at W.S. Neal High School in Escambia County analyzing computers. Sibley says it appears a number of grades have been changed, and one student has been arrested. His charges were not listed.

According to WALA, a teacher has also been arrested. The news station identifies the teacher as Lisa Odom and the student as 18-year-old Matthew Hutchins.

Sibley says the Attorney General's Office is also involved and has been at the school for the past week. He says the central office staff alerted ALSDE about the issue and has been supportive and has followed all proper protocol.

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