CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1976
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(Studio) Air Force Academy says 6 cadets asked to resign due to cheating. Cadets refuse to leave; academy to review case. West Point has similar honor code.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(W. Point, New York) 52 cadets found guilty of cheating on March exam. 3 resigned. Others appeal. [Cadet Tim RINGGOLD - notes extent of cheating at West Point.] Ringgold had been found guilty of tolerating cheating by 12 man cadet honor board and faced expulsion. Charges dropped. [RINGGOLD - says honor code doesn't take into account any gray areas. Human error must be allowed for.] Supt. General Sidney Barry endorsed letter to Army Secretary from 10 West Point defense attys. Letter says independent study of cheating scandal could have merit.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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