(CBS) — Four dozen Oak Lawn High School seniors won’t be graduating with the rest of their class on Wednesday, after allegedly cheating on their community service hours requirement.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports the students had to do 24 hours of community service over their entire four years in high school, but 47 of them didn’t, and allegedly had another student forge forms saying they did. Those 47 students now will have to do the community service for real before they can get their diplomas.
“Unfortunately, they tried to take the easy way out, and it’s very disappointing to us here at the school. We certainly try to instill the understanding of the importance of integrity,” said principal Michael Riordan.