AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – The Air Force Academy is investigating whether 40 freshman cadets cheated in a chemistry class.
Academy officials said Monday some cadets allegedly copied portions of a lab report assignment.READ MORE: Testing For COVID Ramping Up Again In Colorado
The school says about 500 cadets are enrolled in the class.
Initial reports said 11 cadets were under investigation, but the academy said later it was 40.READ MORE: Vaccination Rate Keeps Colorado Hospitals Out of Jeopardy
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the academy superintendent, said she was disappointed by the allegations.
Cheating is forbidden by the academy’s honor code. Cadets who break the code can be expelled, but the Colorado Springs Gazette reports freshmen violators are generally treated more leniently under current rules. They can be placed on honor probation instead.
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