Student Stuns Prof With Excuse for Failing Grade: He Let Her Take Exam Over

Sam Lee, a junior at the University of Georgia, claims she failed her online test because of … well … her dinner. The 20-year-old says she was eating a sandwich when a meatball fell from the sub, hit her keyboard and prematurely logged her out of the exam. According to her now-viral Twitter post explaining the ordeal, she was unable to log back in and finish.

Lee received a grade of 39.17 on the test, so she emailed her professor about a retake. Boldly, she explained exactly what happened — and even included some photo evidence.

“I’m not kidding I am sitting here eating a meatball sub taking my econ test … A meatball falls onto my keyboard and exits out of the test. Is this a joke,” Lee wrote in a Snapchat post, which she also sent to her professor.

Dr. Lastrapes had a somewhat surprising response. Instead of dismissing the story as an excuse, he told his student he had no choice but to believe her. The professor not only gave Lee a retake, but also issued some much-appreciated advice. “I would recommend you take the test either before or after dinner,” he added.

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