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Parents who helped kids cheat in exams jailed

EIGHT parents and teachers in east China who sent examination answers to their children through secret radio earphones have been imprisoned.

The People's Court of Sanmen County in Zhejiang Province on Tuesday sentenced the eight to prison for between six months and three years for conspiring to cheat in the national college entrance examination in 2007, the Legal Daily reported yesterday. The eight were charged with illegally obtaining state secrets.

The cheating was uncovered after police in Sanmen County detected abnormal radio signals around the examination rooms on June 8, 2007. They traced the signals and caught 12 people cheating.

A group of parents, headed by a person surnamed Shi, bought test papers and some of the answers from a person surnamed Lin. Lin faxed the papers to Shi after the examinations began. Shi had organized six college students to provide the answers, which he then sent to the children in their examination rooms via wireless earphones.

A businessman surnamed Huang joined the group after learning of its success. Huang had organized nine teachers to provide answers for his son who was to sit the examination. After negotiations, Huang and Shi agreed to share resources.

They were later joined by a teacher surnamed Xie and another businessman surnamed Li, who were involved in an earlier attempt at cheating that failed because of technical problems.




 

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