High School Student Caught Cheating, Kills Herself
Harlem girl cried out 'I'm sorry!' during German-language exam
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2014 3:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A student at an elite Harlem high school allegedly killed herself on Thursday after she was caught cheating on an exam and cried out, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry!" Omotayo Adeoye, 17, a student at the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College, was caught using her cell phone during a German-language exam, Raw Story reports. "Oh, you shouldn't be cheating!" yelled the teacher, Eva Malikova, a classmate told the New York Post. When Omotayo apologized, Malikova allegedly snapped: "Oh, you are not really sorry. That's not a sincere apology!"

Authorities say the junior wrote a suicide note on the exam, saying she wanted "to go away forever on the bottom of the river," asked to use the bathroom, and left the school. She then walked to the Hudson River at West 165th Street, where she put her school ID on a rock, ignored the cries of panicked fishermen, and leaped in the water. Witnesses told police that the Bronx girl—who couldn't swim, her father says—bobbed on the water and seemed to force herself under. "I said, 'Come here, come here, don’t go to the water,'" a 71-year-old fisherman told the New York Times. "She was just crying, crying all the time." Several students said they heard her teacher, Malikova, screaming in anguish at school the next day. Search teams still hadn't recovered Omotayo's body as of Saturday night. CBS New York reports the Department of Education is investigating.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Jan 8, 2015 9:51 AM CST
For our guild certification exams, you can have books and your study guide. I write a lot in the study guide from the electronic guide. You can have scientific calculators because you need hex to binary and reverser capabilities. But smart phones are out because you have the ability to go out and search answers based on question queries. Now making it open book means they have the ability as test writers to make it as complicated as they wish with citations for the most mundane code or law. Answers could be like a) 1.1039 b) 1.1093 c) 110.93, d) 10.9301.
Niala Wesley
Jul 28, 2014 6:56 AM CDT
I remember when I was 14 I was often late for math class because it was first period. The teacher actually referred to me snidely as The Tardy Queen. She would stand by the door right when the bell was ringing and count you as late even if she saw you walking towards the door. I would often come about half a minute to a couple of minutes late. One time someone missed a question and she blamed it on me having been late from earlier. That my being late disrupted everyone's focus and any mistake was my fault for the rest of the class period.
loveandhope
Jun 3, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
That's crazy.