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Over 100 lost AP exams from Starpoint High School students recovered; AP, UPS to refund exams

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 13:54:50-04

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — Starpoint Central School District Superintendent Dr. Sean Croft tells 7 Eyewitness News that all 106 AP exams reportedly lost by UPS have now been recovered.

Students called on Sen. Chuck Schumer to help them locate the exams.

"We were quite shocked by that information. They told us that four of our boxes that we sent at different times had arrived, however this one was missing," Dr. Croft told 7 Eyewitness News reporter Olivia Proia back in July, "Without those exams, they will not fix a score to a student even though they went through the entire course and the exams were lost. That’s a huge disappointment for our students."

The district says the exams have been successfully scanned and are now with College Board.

“I loved working directly with the Starpoint High School students and administration to find the AP tests they studied long and hard for,” said Senator Schumer. “I am proud to announce that the tests have been found and the Starpoint students are over the moon – and I join them in their excitement! UPS will get no demerits for handing in these exams late and relieving the anxiety of these students who will now get the results they worked so hard for.”

School officials say that students will receive refunds for the AP exam, even if a student took a retest or is planning on taking a retest.

On Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced that each student will also receive $440 from UPS following the misplacement of the exams.

“UPS plans to reimburse each student $95 for the cost of their original exam, $95 for a potential re-test, and an provide an additional $250 scholarship,” Sen. Schumer said.