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October 10, 2015

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Firefighter recruits won’t graduate amid suspected cheating

A group of 14 Las Vegas Fire & Rescue academy members were kept from graduating after officials discovered suspected cheating on one of the class exams.

The class’s scheduled graduation on Feb. 14 was delayed following suspicions of cheating during the written test by the state Fire Marshal Division, according to a news release from the city.

A follow-up investigation was conducted and the decision was made not to graduate any of the 14 trainees.

“The city is not going to compromise the quality of its service nor the character or integrity of our organization,” Chief Public Safety Officer Karen Coyne said in a statement.

The city will begin recruiting a new fire academy class and develop a plan to cover the loss of the 14 graduates, according to the release.

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