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Student charged with grade-fixing racket

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2011 15:19 User comments (14)

Student charged with grade-fixing racket Tyler Coyner, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada has been charged with being the ringleader in a group that charged money for increasing classmates' grades at his former school, Pahrump Valley High School.
Coyner and 13 others are now facing charges for conspiracy, theft and computer intrusion. The student hacked the password for the Pahrump Valley High School's grade system and over his senior year charged other students money in exchange for a bump in their grades.

Additionally, Coyner bumped his own grades so high (to a 4.54 GPA) that he was the salutatorian at his graduation, an honor given to the student with the second highest GPA in the school.

When Coyner's dorm room was raided, the police found a stolen LCD TV and equipment for making fake driver's licenses.

Two other 19 year olds have been charged while the rest are minors. All of the minors are those who paid to have their grades changed.

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14 user comments

15.3.2011 15:57

LOL I think he just got done smokin' a fatty when they took that pic...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

25.3.2011 17:00

Makes me wonder if some secret service spy network will hire him perhaps china


35.3.2011 19:26

Maybe the high school like the high grades and let him do it.

45.3.2011 19:57

FERRIS BUELER STRIKES AGAIN.

56.3.2011 7:24

HeHe please note im not condoning his actions, but what a legend, darn those pesky kids.

The driving licences i guess was so they could buy booze, although this guys not really used his talents for good, which when your young is an easy place to find yourself... but seriously you do have to give him an extra star for ingenuity, i hope they do offer him a job rather than sue him to the stone age...

67.3.2011 7:24
vm
Unverified new user

Thats what you get for touching my grades! Better luck next time

xoxo VM

77.3.2011 11:48
pvhs student
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there good kids that mean a bad decision leave them alone!!!!

87.3.2011 11:50
pvsh student
Unverified new user

Originally posted by vm:
Thats what you get for touching my grades! Better luck next time

xoxo VM

your a dumb ass

97.3.2011 12:24
Tylercoyner
Unverified new user

The three posters above me are retards. I am your salutatorian, dumbasses.

107.3.2011 16:12

Originally posted by pvhs student:
there good kids that mean a bad decision leave them alone!!!!
Originally posted by pvsh student:
your a dumb ass
The irony within these 2 posts is down right comical.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Mar 2011 @ 16:13

1111.3.2011 16:53

Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by pvhs student:
there good kids that mean a bad decision leave them alone!!!!
Originally posted by pvsh student:
your a dumb ass
The irony within these 2 posts is down right comical.
++++1 on that!

"Good kids mean bad decision" - just like gangbangers who sell heroin & crack right? Just good kids who "make" bad decisions is all. Are all criminals, which is exactly what this guy is, just "good kids who make bad decisions"?
What a moron.

1222.3.2011 21:44

see what happens when you have bad acne and no girlfriend? Idle hands...(well, maybe not completely idle; pretty sure he found time to "rub one out" every so often


your conscience doesnt absolve your guilt

1323.3.2011 7:02

HAHA, that sounds like a typical old school response to threat of intellect.... I did say sounds like... Personally I have no girlfriend at the mo, haha freedom, lol and who doesn't rub one out now and then, we all know the girls do :-p ... im my own experience idle hands, growing up in a small village with yes spots and not a lot to do got me into IT in the first place.

AND PERSONALLY i don't think I would change those years for anything, i expended and learn so much as a result, yes this one drifted to the dark side and is probably the sort, not to much unlike myself has to always learn his lessons the hard way to get them to sink in.

Again I don't condone what hes done, but I think the young man has real potential that's untapped...... Weather that's used for good or bad is his choice.

1429.3.2011 18:38
G
Unverified new user

Originally posted by B2D327:
see what happens when you have bad acne and no girlfriend? Idle hands...(well, maybe not completely idle; pretty sure he found time to "rub one out" every so often
lol. you're a real idiot.

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