updated 12/31/2008 8:17:52 PM ET 2009-01-01T01:17:52

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her future son-in-law is not a high school dropout as the press is reporting.

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The former Republican vice presidential candidate told The Associated Press on Wednesday that 18-year-old Levi Johnston is enrolled in high school through a correspondence program.

Palin said some media outlets also are erroneously reporting that her 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, is a high school dropout. The governor said her daughter is enrolled in regular high school and also has taken correspondence courses.

The AP reported in an October story that Johnston dropped out of high school to work on the North Slope oil fields. The wire service hasn't mentioned Bristol Palin's status in school.

A phone message left at the home of Johnston's mother wasn't immediately returned Wednesday.

Bristol Palin and Johnston are the parents of Sarah Palin's first grandchild, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, who was born Saturday.

Johnston has said he and Bristol plan to marry.

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