Long Island High School Students Used Facebook to Cheat on Homework, Exam: Official

A school official says the students posted a photo of an answer sheet to the exam on Facebook

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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L.I. Students Used Facebook to Cheat: Official

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A dozen Long Island high school students have been disciplined for using Facebook to cheat on homework and laboratory assignments and a recent exam.

The superintendent of the West Islip school district told Newsday the ninth graders used the social media site to share answers.

Superintendent Richard Simon said they also posted a photo of an answer sheet to the exam for other students taking the teacher-created biology test.

"It started out as kids just trying to help each other and it went beyond that," he said.

Simon said the 12 students were disciplined but declined to say how.

He said the district doesn't allow cell phones in the classroom during exams. But he conceded it was difficult to manage how students use technology while in school.

 

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