State police academy class down to 49 after cheating scandal

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 18, 2016 6:36 AM

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(Hershey) -- The State Police Academy class set to graduate will have just 49 members due to a cheating scandal.

The class is scheduled to graduate today and had 116 members when it began in September.

The law enforcement agency has confirmed that 36 of the 67 cadets who have left the class since then were kicked out or left voluntarily due to the cheating scandal.

State police Commissioner Tyree Blocker has requested an investigation by the Office of Inspector General in addition to the internal state police investigation.

Blocker has revealed few details since disclosing the cheating allegations on February 4th, and hasn't specified what kind of cheating was suspected.

Cadets are subject to a battery of written tests during the nearly seven months of training.

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