Cheating Scandal Rocks Prestigious NYC High School
The city's brightest students attend Stuyvesant high school in downtown Manhattan.
Now the prestigious school's reputation is being tarnished by a cheating scandal.
One junior has been forced out after he was caught photographing the citywide Spanish exam last week with his cell phone, and sharing the test answers with more than 50 other students.
A proctor who noticed the cheating searched the boy's phone and discovered pictures of the Physics and English Regents exams as well. The student has since been disciplined and will not return to the elite high school.
Dozens of students who may have benefitted from the cheating scandal have not yet been disciplined, but their parents have been notified. The Department of Education is conducting an investigation.
Cell phones were banned from city schools by Mayor Bloomberg in part due to problems with security over exams. Peter Galasinao, incoming PTA co-president at Stuyvesant, said cell phones at the school are strictly forbidden, but the administration doesn’t enforce the ban as long as the phones aren’t visible