School counselor reportedly flagged student’s fake credentials year before admissions scandal broke

August 1, 2019 | CBS News

Vanity Fair has uncovered attempts by a guidance counselor at The Buckley School, a private school in Los Angeles, to sound the alarm regarding a student’s falsified credentials at least a year before news of massive college admissions scandal broke.

The Justice Department first detailed how admissions consultant, Rick Singer, masterminded a multimillion-dollar college bribery scheme, four months ago. But as far back as 2017, according to Vanity Fair’s new reporting revealed on “CBS This Morning,” a guidance counselor at the prestigious Buckley School, questioned three universities who offered a spot to a student they believed was “an African American tennis whiz, ranked in the top 10 in California.” In reality, the student was white and never played tennis competitively.

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