70 Students Found Cheating on Regents at Elite NYC School: Officials

The students will be banned from some student groups and lose privileges such as having lunch off campus, said officials

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012  |  Updated 6:22 AM EDT
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A student at New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School has been forced out over allegations of helping more than 50 other students cheat on a citywide exam last week. His peers Tuesday both supported and criticized his being forced out of the school. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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A student at New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School has been forced out over allegations of helping more than 50 other students cheat on a citywide exam last week. His peers Tuesday both supported and criticized his being forced out of the school. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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Education officials say 70 students from New York City's most selective public school will lose privileges for cheating on a state Regents exam.

City Department of Education spokeswoman Erin Hughes says the mid-June incident at Stuyvesant High School involved a student who photographed the Spanish exam and texted it to 69 other students.

The student who sent the texts faces suspension.

They'll all be banned from some student groups and lose privileges such as having lunch off campus.

All of them will be allowed to retake the test.

A 71st student is facing suspension for cheating on another test by passing notes.

Students in New York state must pass tests in at least five subjects for a Regents diploma.

 

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