Charles Hankerson Changed Miami Northwestern Student's Grades Through Forgery
A watchdog agency is
accusing Charles Hankerson, once considered a no-nonsense principal, of instructing a
subordinate to illegally forge the signatures of two teachers at
Miami Northwestern Senior High. The forgeries were made on documents
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that changed the grades of a student-athlete. This allowed the teenager to meet academic eligibility requirements for an athletic scholarship to
a major university.
The incident occurred shortly after the student -- who is not named in the report -- had graduated at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, according to a report recently released by the Miami-Dade Inspector General, which investigated Hankerson.
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