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Police: Regents taker an impostor

Youth, 17, charged with felony burglary in masquerade case

Deandre M. Ellis
Deandre M. Ellis
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A former Schenectady High School student is in trouble with the law — facing a felony — after he allegedly disguised himself as a girl to take a Regents exam for a current student, school officials and police said on Wednesday. The female student’s status — the real student — is under review, an official said. The incident was uncovered, school officials said, when a monitor discovered the name on the test and the person ...

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TheObserver
January 29, 2009
8:55 a.m.

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OMG! Buchwheat's been arrested!

dmq
January 29, 2009
11:34 a.m.

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this guy is never going to live this down in school.

jjeff1
January 29, 2009
7:35 p.m.

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Seriously? The school had a kid arrested for cheating on a test?

pedrocr
January 29, 2009
7:45 p.m.

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Ellis was charged with one felony count of third-degree burglary under a strict interpretation of the burglary statute..

LIKE JEFF1 said

Seriously? The school had a kid arrested for cheating on a test?

the girl who he took the test for should get equal punishment.

polargirl360
January 29, 2009
8:07 p.m.

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He should have said "I am transgender" in an angry and deeply offended tone of voice when the monitor suspected he was a boy masqurading as a girl.

hollandja3
January 29, 2009
8:41 p.m.

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Well this is an un-ethical thing to do. Felony burglary? Not sure if that is warranted in this case. Meanwhile Bernard Madoff, who stole +/- $50B is sitting cozy in his $7M apartment....

See people. That's the difference between classes in this country.

I hope this young man learned his lesson, I also hope the court shows a little leniency.

jvpalmere
January 29, 2009
9:02 p.m.

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Its really sad to me that this is the big picture on the front page of this website. Is this like a Star newspaper.
BFD!!! He is a kid for crying out loud. We all make mistakes and some of us get away with it and some of us don't.
I really just can't believe there is nothing important going on in your community that u have to have this on the front page.

wmarincic
January 30, 2009
8:28 a.m.

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All of you people make me laugh, this guy was caught in the act and you want to villify everyone that was involved in his arrest yet if a Schenectady cop is even hinted at doing something wrong with absolutely no proof you same people want to hang them. Double standards, I think yes.

vegasnick949
January 31, 2009
8:50 a.m.

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spoken like a true cop

vegasnick949
January 31, 2009
8:51 a.m.

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I wonder if he would of passed the test or not for this girl.??

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