Stuyvestant Cheating Scandal: 71 Sneaky Students Get a Second Chance
10 months ago
Some of the students will be suspended from elite high school.
According to the New York Daily News, 71 students from Stuyvestant High School are receiving a second chance.
After a high-profile cheating scandal rocked the city's most elite public high school, 71 of those students will be allowed to retake their Regents exam.
Six of those students face suspension because of ties to the ringleader of the scandal, 16-year-old Nayeem Ahsan.
“Cheating has taken place for who knows how long,” said Chancellor Dennis Walcott to the New York Daily News.
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“People have the ability to use new technology to try to cheat,” Walcott said. “So people are always trying to think of new ways to do things. It’s not acceptable. We’re not going to tolerate it.”
The students can take the tests as soon as August.
Ahsan reportedly mass-texted students in the school answers to the test.