The bottom line is that no one is capable of faking to that extent. Tests have to be taken by reading. So unless he had extraordinary luck with picking answers at random, someone was not paying attention.
Although it is very hard to believe that such a thing could happen, this was a real account of an actual event.
Thank you so much for all your opinions. You guys made good points.
Now for my final word:
Responsibility is a triangle that corners three prominent figures.
1. Parents...I have 5 children in my home and there is no way that I would not notice if one of them could not read. Recipes, DVD jackets, websites, street signs, board games...reading is everywhere. There is no way this was not at the very least a concern of the family. They may have chosen to ignore it and let the teachers do their job, but they did know.
2. Student...This child knew he could not read. He should have brought this to the attention of those adults responsible for his education. However, I sympathize with how embarrassing it may have felt for him.
3. Teachers...If they did not notice a child in their class could not read then they are severely guilty of neglect. Did they even know the child's name?
Of course they noticed! Each teacher passed it off assuming someone else would take care of it. No one did.
In fact, his lack of reading was considered a disability which is the reason he only received a certificate of completion rather than a diploma of graduation.
**It is important to note that he was not incapable of reading. Although he must have been slower than others, he was capable of learning. Someone decided he couldn't learn to read. Someone quit on him.
Thanks to the literary council, he is now on a third grade reading level.
Thank you to volunteers all over the world who give up time with their own families to give strangers the gift of reading.