AZ officials: charter academy schooling Mexicans

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TUCSON -- Arizona's schools superintendent and attorney general want legislators to close a loophole through which state money going to a Douglas public charter school may be paying for schooling nonresident students from Mexico.

Arizona Schools Superintendent Tom Horne said Thursday a videotape shows students who live in Agua Prieta, Mexico are being driven to the Omega Alpha Academy charter school across the border in Douglas, Ariz., despite denials by the school's executive director, Jose Frisby.

A video on the Department of Education Web site appears to corroborate Horne's statement.

Attorney General Terry Goddard says he joins Horne in asking lawmakers and the governor to close the loophole.

School officials did not respond to calls immediately.

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