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Oct 26, 2012 8:05 PM by Associated Press

Student erases absences

MADERA, Calif. (AP) - School officials in central California say a student at Madera High School got access to the school's computer system and for a fee cleared absences for other students.

A Fresno Television station reported Thursday that a senior varsity football player, who was also a teacher's aide, gained access to a computer and cleared absences for fellow football players, other athletes and friends.

Madera Unified School District officials are investigating.

Students who were involved in the scheme told the station that they paid to have their absences cleared. They said having too many unexcused absences prevents students from attending school dances and other functions.

The students said they were suspended for participating in the scheme.

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