After an investigation by the Atlanta Public Schools district, APS has announced they have conclusive evidence of address fraud at Grady High School.
At the beginning of December, the school system began to investigate if members of the football team at the school had committed fraud by providing a false address.
After interviewing the majority of the parents and guardians of the students, the school system discovered that some parents falsified enrollment affidavits for students who live outside of the Grady attendance zone, and in some instances, outside of the city of Atlanta.
Players who were fraudulently enrolled will be required to leave the school and parents who falsified enrollment affidavits may have to reimburse the district tuition of up to $10,000 per school year. Other legal consequences may be pursued.
"While parents are ultimately responsible for false affidavits, there are issues of institutional control that must be addressed before we conclude this investigation. Integrity is paramount, and we want to send a message that false affidavits have academic, personnel, financial and legal consequences that are simply not worth it," said the school system in a release.
It is unclear how many student athletes will have to leave the school.
APS has said the investigation is ongoing.
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