West Islip High School's 9th Grade Cheating Ring Busted

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roboblogg

West Islip, NY

#1 May 24, 2013
http://longisland.news12.com/news/west-islip-...

WEST ISLIP - News 12 Long Island has learned that students in the West Islip School District have been caught using Facebook to cheat on an exam.

The superintendent of the district, Richard Simon, confirms to News 12 that 12 students created a Facebook group page to help each other with homework and lab studies. However, the superintendent claims that page was also used to cheat on an exam. It is not clear what kind of exam it was.

The students caught cheating were taking part in a ninth-grade biology class.

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The superintendent says the students were given anything from a warning to an out-of-school suspension. School officials say each one of these students are good kids who don't have any past disciplinary issues.

The Facebook page has since been taken down.
alice

West Islip, NY

#2 May 24, 2013
So 9th grade biology students @ the high school copied answers to homework & labs & cheated on an exam by using a facebook page disguised as a study group aid & the punishment was a warning from the superintentent? What the hell is going on up there?
does anyone know who the kids are?
CBofWI

Deer Park, NY

#3 May 24, 2013
alice wrote:
So 9th grade biology students @ the high school copied answers to homework & labs & cheated on an exam by using a facebook page disguised as a study group aid & the punishment was a warning from the superintentent? What the hell is going on up there?
does anyone know who the kids are?
check my web page I will post video of them doing the perp walk.
Mad hatter

West Islip, NY

#4 May 24, 2013
alice wrote:
So 9th grade biology students @ the high school copied answers to homework & labs & cheated on an exam by using a facebook page disguised as a study group aid & the punishment was a warning from the superintentent? What the hell is going on up there?
does anyone know who the kids are?
The kids were suspended Alice. And really? You are going to start identifying minor children? What do you care who they were?
WI Parent

West Islip, NY

#5 May 24, 2013
It was hardly scandalous. It's done & over with already. They were punished by the school and I am sure at home. It's not the first time kids have cheated and it wont be the last. If they werent punished I would have a problem, but they were.
Kramden

Bay Shore, NY

#6 May 24, 2013
CBofWI (CRY BABY of West Islip)-You are a disgrace. Really? A perp walk? You are embarrassing yourself. Just kids that made bad decisions. To call them "perps" says a lot about you.
SCPD

Bay Shore, NY

#7 May 24, 2013
Good job CBofWI- Do you have a video of anyone else you know doing the perp walk? Can you post that on your website? I mean CBofWI is about informing the community, right?

Since: May 13

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#8 May 24, 2013
alice wrote:
So 9th grade biology students @ the high school copied answers to homework & labs & cheated on an exam by using a facebook page disguised as a study group aid & the punishment was a warning from the superintentent? What the hell is going on up there?
does anyone know who the kids are?
Something wrong with her!!! Seriously the town bully!!
DoesNotExist

Bronx, NY

#9 May 25, 2013
CBofWI wrote:
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check my web page I will post video of them doing the perp walk.
No such video has been posted on www.CBofWI.com . Simply go to the site and look. The site exists for the residents of West Islip to get information and ideas about the community. If any information on the site is untrue or someone may feel is inappropriate or disparaging you can simply fill out a contact form and let the site administrator know.
Joe Soccer

West Islip, NY

#11 May 25, 2013
Mad hatter wrote:
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The kids were suspended Alice. And really? You are going to start identifying minor children? What do you care who they were?
word at splitrock tourny is boe kid 1 of cheaters at hs.
WI Parent

West Islip, NY

#12 May 25, 2013
Joe Soccer wrote:
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word at splitrock tourny is boe kid 1 of cheaters at hs.
"Word at tourny" Post when it is confirmed. BTW are their kids not as perfect as your???
Scum

West Islip, NY

#13 May 25, 2013
Joe Soccer wrote:
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word at splitrock tourny is boe kid 1 of cheaters at hs.
So what you scumb$$. What are you now going to do bully the kid on topix? Have you learned nothing about treating children and the lengths that they may turn to when bullied online?
Joe Soccer

West Islip, NY

#14 May 25, 2013
WI Parent wrote:
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"Word at tourny" Post when it is confirmed. BTW are their kids not as perfect as your???
kid interviewed on ch2 new who.we asked him
Bored Of Ed

West Islip, NY

#15 May 25, 2013
What a surprise! Bored Of Ed children get special treatment. Simon and company sure do know who pays the bills.

Since: May 13

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#16 May 25, 2013
Bored Of Ed wrote:
What a surprise! Bored Of Ed children get special treatment. Simon and company sure do know who pays the bills.
First of all don't assume you know who it was and FYI- ALL the kids got the same punishment idiot!
Scum

West Islip, NY

#17 May 25, 2013
Joe Soccer wrote:
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kid interviewed on ch2 new who.we asked him
You are a piece of sh@& leave the kids alone. Stop inflicting damage. If you have a problem with the adults, then go after the adults. Leave the kids out of it you ignorant ass. If you start naming children here you will be the one exposed. They are minors, and there is a reason why their names have not been used.
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#18 May 25, 2013
Is this for real? I can't even believe that this is an issue. The news story sucked. These kids were given a lab to take home from their teachers. Are you not allowed to collaborate on a lab? If the teachers don't want them to collaborate they shouldn't send the labs home.

We didn't have the internet when I was in HS but don't you remember going around the hallways asking what was on the test to your friends who took it a few periods before?

This isn't a scandal. This is a joke that this even made the news.

Being that they can get onto facebook with their phones whenever they want to - either the school has to make a rule that there are to be no phones used during school hours, the teachers will have to come up with different tests for each period of a class.

Seriously this is ridiculous. Must have been a super slow news day when this one broke.
Anonymous

West Islip, NY

#19 May 25, 2013
I know who they are. I'm also in the ninth grade, but I wasn't involved in it. Unfortunately, I have friends who were. They're all good students. They weren't cheating, they were only helping each other out, up until one person took it too far.
CBofWI

Deer Park, NY

#20 May 25, 2013
DoesNotExist wrote:
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No such video has been posted on www.CBofWI.com . Simply go to the site and look. The site exists for the residents of West Islip to get information and ideas about the community. If any information on the site is untrue or someone may feel is inappropriate or disparaging you can simply fill out a contact form and let the site administrator know.
I know why the site exists. Now, I will monitor the situation and tell you what to think. Boston was a false flag operation, we did not land on the moon and the tornado was caused by obozocare.
rick

West Islip, NY

#21 May 25, 2013
Jessica Horvath wrote:
Is this for real? I can't even believe that this is an issue. The news story sucked. These kids were given a lab to take home from their teachers. Are you not allowed to collaborate on a lab? If the teachers don't want them to collaborate they shouldn't send the labs home.
We didn't have the internet when I was in HS but don't you remember going around the hallways asking what was on the test to your friends who took it a few periods before?
This isn't a scandal. This is a joke that this even made the news.
Being that they can get onto facebook with their phones whenever they want to - either the school has to make a rule that there are to be no phones used during school hours, the teachers will have to come up with different tests for each period of a class.
Seriously this is ridiculous. Must have been a super slow news day when this one broke.
Mrs Horvath the students used the facebook page to pass homework answers and cheat on an exam. There alredy is a district rule that no cellphones are to be used during school hours. You continue to post comments about everything without knowing about anything. I'm so happy to be leaving.

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