Students accused in cheating case file complaint

HANOVER (AP) – Parents of nine students investigated in the cheating case at a Hanover high school have filed a complaint against the school, accusing it of releasing confidential student information to police. The complaint to the U.S. Department of Education accuses Hanover High School of giving out information including grades and class rosters as police investigated reports that students stole final exams last summer. If the school is found to have violated the law, it could lose federal funding. Federal law requires schools to get permission to release certain information and to keep logs of requests for the information, even if the request is denied.