A month after 236 SATs went missing, school officials in Loudoun County, Va., found the tests yesterday—and they weren't exactly in the hands of UPS as the school had initially claimed, reports NBC Washington. Rather, they were neatly boxed up sitting in a cart in Broad Run High School's shipping area—presumably a place where one would have thought to look before telling students they might face a retake. "UPS did not lose this, and we apologize profoundly to UPS," says a school rep, per WTOP.
The rep says some mix-up happened when the exams were moved from the guidance office; the school had claimed it had video of a UPS employee carrying the box, but it was actually "a box that looked like the one containing the tests [that] went out the door at 3pm that day," the rep says. The tests were being hand-delivered to the College Board in Princeton, NJ, notes WUSA, and it appears they'll be validated. (Read more SAT stories.)