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Ohio State: 83 students used group messaging app to cheat

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University has accused 83 undergraduate students of cheating on classwork using a group messaging app.

The school said the students violated the code of conduct for “unauthorized collaboration on graded assignments.”

A university spokesman said the use of group messaging apps is permitted, but is subject to the same rules as any other communication.

The university’s Committee on Academic Misconduct investigated after a professor in the business school reported the allegations in April.

Potential penalties range from warnings to expulsion.


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