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Two OCCC Employees Resign Amid Academic Fraud Investigation

Oklahoma City Public Schools

Two Oklahoma City Community College employees have resigned amid an investigation into academic fraud at the school.

In August, an OCCC employee told authorities that her supervisor was altering test scores and enrollment information, which would reflect inflated numbers in order to gain money for state and federal grants.

This led the college’s police department, and the Office of the Inspector General, to conduct a criminal investigation in to the department in question—the Adult Basic Education Program. The investigation is ongoing.

However, the school administration recently completed their own investigation into the department, and two employees have since stepped down—Gloria Torres, an Oklahoma City Public School Board member, and Tina Azarate.

Torres’s lawyer told The Oklahoman that Torres was not implicated, and was not asked to step down.

The Oklahoma City Community College released a statement Monday, saying they will released the details of their investigation when the criminal investigation is complete.

Emily Wendler was KOSU's education reporter from 2015 to 2019.
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