POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri high school principal is charged with forgery for allegedly taking a college placement test for a former student.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 53-year-old Doniphan High School principal Ronald McCutchen is accused of taking the COMPASS test on behalf of a student. The test is similar to the ACT.
The criminal complaint alleges that McCutchen faxed the results to Three Rivers College in July.
McCutchen was placed on administrative leave Oct. 1.
The student told a school resource officer that McCutchen took the test for him so he could get a better score. The student earned scholarship money as a result of his score, but said he felt guilty and didn’t attend Three Rivers.
A message left with McCutchen’s attorney was not returned.
Information from: Daily American Republic, http://www.darnews.com