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US Naval Academy kicks out 18 after investigation into cheating on online exam

August 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Several midshipmen have been kicked out of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, after an investigation found they cheated on an online exam late last year.

The Navy’s top officer-training school announced Friday a total of 18 midshipmen had “separated from the Naval Academy” as a result of the investigation that included NCIS.

“Character development is an ongoing process and midshipmen must make the choice to live honorably each day and earn the trust that comes with a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps,” said Superintendent Vice Adm. Sean Buck. “This incident demonstrates that we must place an increased focus on character and integrity within the entire brigade.”

A news release from the school said the cheating happened last December during a physics test taken primarily by sophomore midshipmen.