San Francisco college students disturbed by admissions bribery scheme

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — City College of San Francisco, affectionately known as “Harvard on the Hill,” has a lot of students working on transferring to four-year universities.

Those who have been keeping up to date on the college admission cheating scandal are shaking their heads at the news.

Some told KRON4 they are not surprised by the fact some rich parents allegedly paid bribes to get their kids into elite universities — but they are shocked that they are actually getting prosecuted.

The athletes on campus are particularly disturbed by the allegations that kids who are not athletes got recruited onto college sports teams — spots that could have gone to other people who actually put in the hard work.

“As a college athlete, I find it disrespectful because we work hard to get where we’re at,” one athlete said. “We try to go to states, we try to go to nationals and why would you want to Photoshop someone’s face on to somebody.”

“I’ve been playing football like over 12 years trying to get to that high-level and they’re just giving kids spots on the team that I’m trying to get on,” another student said. “It’s really kind of crazy”

One student told KRON4 she hopes those found guilty these charges get actual jail time, rather than a slap on the wrist.

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