A high school student who was given an F in chemistry for allegedly cheating in the exam has sued her school in an attempt to make them retract their decision.
The teen from Renton, Washington, got the F grade after her teacher spotted some notes in her pencil pouch, which was within her reach during the chemistry exam, reports Seattle P-I. The girl had argued that she was never seen referring to the notes, and that the teacher was too much in a haste when she failed her.
Last month, the school board agreed that the student will not serve the 1-day detention that usually accompanies the offence, but they let the failing grade stand due to ‘a preponderance of the evidence submitted.’
Apparently unsatisfied with the decision (and apparently not wanting to rewrite the exam), the teen went to the King County Superior Court, asking the judge to make the school reinstate her previous grade, claiming that the only reason she’s suing is that she’s worried the grade will affect her chances of getting into college.
A judge is yet to rule, and the Renton School District has not responded to the lawsuit.