Antlers Schools Cheating Inquiry Stymied By Privacy Law

Monday, September 18th 2006, 10:26 am
By: News On 6

ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) -- Antlers school officials say a federal law is preventing them from learning about allegations of cheating by two school teachers who took classes at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Antlers Superintendent Mark Virden says he can't confirm an investigation because officials at Southeastern won't tell him.

Southeastern Dean Ed Mauzey says federal privacy laws prohibit the university from discussing the matter.

The teachers are two of eight from Antlers who were being paid about $38,000 in federal funds to pursue master's degrees at Southeastern.

School officials say the money was divided equally among the teachers.