High School Cheating

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - What message are we sending our kids when, as adults, we take on a 'win at all cost' attitude? That's apparently what happened recently as four assistant coaches of Destrehan High School's football team and one other person are accused of gaining access to a rival team's website and watching their practices.

All five are charged with offenses against intellectual property. If convicted, each could get up to a $500 fine and six months in prison. But, the real victims in all this are the players. High school students should be able to look up to their coaches as role models. Instead, players learned the tough way that cheating doesn't pay.

Destrehan won the game against South Lafourche but ended up having to forfeit it. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said this is new territory. Officials haven't seen anything like this before. We hope it's the last time, as the students deserve better.

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