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Air Force: Up To 78 Cadets Cheated On Math Test

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The United States Air Force Academy (Photo by: AFP/Getty Images)

The United States Air Force Academy (Photo by: AFP/Getty Images)

Editor’s Note: In a story June 6 about test cheating at the U.S. Air Force Academy, The Associated Press, relying on information from an academy spokesman, reported erroneously that cadets took the test outside class without supervision. The cadets took the test in class with supervisors present.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy says up to 78 cadets cheated on an online calculus test by getting help from a website.

The academy said Tuesday that most of the cadets took responsibility for their actions and have begun a six-month remediation program including reflection, writing in journals and mentoring.

A news release didn’t say how many cadets are in the remediation program. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any faced harsher consequences. An academy spokesman didn’t immediately return a phone call.

Cheating is a violation of the academy honor code. Penalties for violating the code range from probation to expulsion.

The academy says cadets acted individually and there was no evidence of collusion.

The academy says cadets were allowed to use the website involved for homework but not for the test.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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