WARREN Anthrax scare affects local SATs

Students can retake the test Dec. 15 at Warren G. Harding High School.
WARREN -- The anthrax scare is threatening to force 50 local high school students to retake the SAT.
The College Board, which administers the national college entrance test, reported Wednesday that it has yet to receive the answer sheets for 7,800 students who took the exam Oct. 13 at 89 test centers nationwide.
Included in the unaccounted-for answer sheets are 50 students who took the test at Warren Harding High School, said Jennifer Topiel, College Board spokeswoman.
The answer sheets for other test-takers in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys have been accounted for, she said.
New Jersey: Topiel said the answer sheets likely are in the Trenton, N.J., post office, which was closed Oct. 18 because of an anthrax contamination.
"They're stuck," Topiel said.
She said the College Board does not know when the Trenton post office will reopen and the board is encouraging students to retake the test Dec. 15 at Harding at no charge.
When the post office is reopened and if the answer sheets are found, the higher of the Oct. 13 and Dec. 15 test administrations can be used by students for college applications, she said.
Bill Mullane, Harding principal, could not be reached.
While the test was given at Harding, students from high schools throughout Trumbull County took the test Oct. 13.
For more information, students and parents can call (609) 771-7600.

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