Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., after an investigation concluded they cheated on a remote physics exam in December 2020, according to school officials.
Vice Adm. Sean Buck, the academy’s superintendent, requested an investigation after learning that many midshipmen may have used outside sources during the test.
Some of the allegations came to light in an anonymous chat platform students used to discuss the exam after taking it, according to the academy.
Of the 18 midshipmen who exited the academy, some chose to submit resignations while others were expelled, according to the academy.
Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., who chairs the Naval Academy’s board of visitors, voiced his support towards the investigation and its findings in a statement Friday.
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