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Report: Up to half of PA State Police Academy class under investigation for cheating

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Up to 40 cadets with the 144th class of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy are under investigation for a cheating scandal.

The cheating scandal involves the sharing of tests by cadets and the giving of tests by former cadets, sources told ABC 27.

The cadet class that began in September is scheduled to graduate in March, and it’s possible that nearly half of the class may not graduate.

At this time, investigators aren’t sure many classes are involved or how many current troopers may have shared previously administered exams.

Part of the academy training focuses on living with honesty, honor, and integrity. Cadets routinely chant, “I must serve honestly, faithfully and, if need be, lay down my life.”  They also chant, “I will not lie, cheat, or steal.”

A statement released by PSP spokeswoman Maria Finn, said “State Police does not comment on, or confirm, any active internal investigation. Cheating, or any similar behavior, is absolutely unacceptable and would merit serious discipline for anyone involved. We have no further comment at this time.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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  1. This is NOT just a state police problem. It exists among the PLCB as well.It is cronyism and here’s how it works. IE; Training Manager has exam answers. These are passed to the District Manager who gives them to those he or she wishes to promote to Store Manager. They try to appear impartial by ignoring seniority and using only test score to promote.No one questions it except those passed over. There is NO oversight whatsoever…

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