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District Attorney Looks Into Student Transcripts

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A schools superintendent in the Hudson Valley says several high-school seniors were given credit for a nonexistent course to help them graduate. He says the case is being turned over to the district attorney. Two weeks ago, Peekskill Superintendent James Willis said four guidance counselors were being reassigned while irregularities were investigated. Their names were not made public. In a letter dated Monday, Willis said problems were found in the transcripts of 34 seniors. He said in most cases, credit was given for a "work experience" course that was dropped years ago. Willis said some of the students will have to attend summer school or stay in school next fall to make up the credits. The Westchester County district attorney's office said Tuesday it would review the evidence.

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