Johnston Schools investigates whether student-athlete's grades fixed

CLAYTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Johnston County School District is investigating whether Clayton High School staff members tinkered with a football player's grades to keep him on the team.

"While the school system is unable to provide specific comments on confidential student or personnel matters, we are committed to investigating any concerns that are brought to our attention," said Johnston County Chief of Communication and Engagement Crystal Roberts.

A complaint was filed by a Johnston County community member and shared with the superintendent by a board member, officials said.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association does have eligibility rules and requirements.

According to the document ABC11 found online, it is "the responsibility of the principal to see that no ineligible player participates."

We inquired on the student-athlete's standing on the team, but Roberts says she couldn't divulge whether he is still playing because it is a student personnel matter.
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