1. As a public school teacher I know that schools DO NOT check legal status nor do they do a criminal background check.
2. These bad dudes (17 and 18) were placed in 9th grade likely because they had zero credits just like regular freshmen.
3. I’d bet the school provided some sort of Special Education services, which the school receives extra money for having on their roster.
4. Schools get money for butts in the seats, they do not check if the 18-year-old-dude-who-doesn’t-speak-English-that-is-sitting-next-to-your-14-year-old-daughter is a criminal.