Madera Unified officials say a student at Madera High School got access to the school's computer system and for a fee cleared absences for other students.
A senior varsity football player, who also was a teacher's aide, used a school computer to clear absences for fellow football players, other athletes and friends, KFSN (Channel 30.1) reported. Madera Unified School District officials are investigating.
Students who were involved in the scheme said that they paid to have their absences cleared.
They said having too many unexcused absences prevents students from attending school dances and other functions.
The students said they were suspended for participating in the scheme.