The Atlanta school system says it’s investigating a Midtown high school’s football team after a complaint was filed claiming that coaches knew many of the players lived outside the school district.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution obtained the complaint through an open records request. The newspaper reports the anonymous complaint said parents and students used false utility bills or relatives’ addresses to falsify records so they could attend Grady High School.
The complaint was dated Nov. 7. Atlanta public schools Superintendent Erroll Davis on Monday announced an investigation of about 20 Grady football players, their parents and their coaches.
Davis said parents who signed falsified documents could face criminal charges, and students could lose athletic eligibility and be forced to transfer to schools near their homes.