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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point was exposed to a serious cheating scandal. Russian media said: “Salute” to alumnus Pompeo?

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point was exposed to a serious cheating scandal. Russian media said: "Salute" to alumnus Pompeo?

Photo: West Point Cadets (Reuters)

December 23rd – The West Point Military Academy of the United States has recently been exposed to a major scandal. In a distance mathematics examination held in May this year, more than 70 students of the school cheated. Russian media said that is this the students paying “homage” to Pompeo, the predecessor of West Point?

According to the comprehensive Associated Press and Russia Today (RT), Christopher Oppohard, spokesman of West Point, revealed on Monday (21st) local time that 72 freshmen and 1 sophomore at the school were found cheating in a remote calculus test in May this year, 58 of whom have This act was admitted. According to the report, those students who do not admit cheating will be heard and may face dismissal.

Tim Bakken, a law professor at West Point, reportedly described the scandal as a “national security issue”. However, Army Chief of Staff at West Point, Mark Weathers, insists that cadet cheating is caused by remote testing, and that something similar would not happen if they were on campus.

According to the report, this is the most serious cheating scandal exposed at West Point since 1976. At that time, 153 third-grade students cheated in the electrical engineering examination and were eventually expelled or left school voluntarily.

The report said that “students will not lie, deceive, steal, and will not tolerate people who have such behaviors.” This is the “code of ethics” of West Point. But the scandal also reminds RT of what West Point alumnus and Secretary of State Pompeo said in his university speech in 2019 that “we lie, cheating and steal”. RT said, “Who can accuse the students of West Point of paying tribute to their predecessors in this way?”

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