Coyner and 13 others are now facing charges for conspiracy, theft and computer intrusion. The student hacked the password for the Pahrump Valley High School's grade system and over his senior year charged other students money in exchange for a bump in their grades.
Additionally, Coyner bumped his own grades so high (to a 4.54 GPA) that he was the salutatorian at his graduation, an honor given to the student with the second highest GPA in the school.
When Coyner's dorm room was raided, the police found a stolen LCD TV and equipment for making fake driver's licenses.
Two other 19 year olds have been charged while the rest are minors. All of the minors are those who paid to have their grades changed.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Mar 2011 15:19