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Parents, students react to allegations that Ballou High School faked students' grades

Frank W. Ballou Senior High School (ABC7 file photo){ }

Parents, teachers and city leaders have weighed-in on allegations that Ballou High School officials faked students' grades.

ABC7 News spoke with parents and students who said they were stunned, troubled, and had a lot of questions.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed the allegations at a Wednesday news conference. Bowser made a pledge to parents of all D.C. public school students to rectify the situation at Ballou High School.

There are 181 teaching days in the DC Public School calendar. The Ballou records show 26 students graduated with more than 100 unexcused absences in the 2016-2017 school year. The highest number of unexcused absences leading to a graduation was 151 days.

In the video above, ABC7's Mike Carter-Conneen talks with students. In the video below, ABC7's Stephen Tschida talks with parents.


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