Navy Investigates Cheating Allegations at Nuclear Reactor School

The Navy is investigating alleged cheating on a written test by about 30 senior enlisted sailors.
3:00 | 02/05/14

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We begin this half hour with another major cheating investigation involving the nation's military senior sailors trying to run nuclear reactor is now accused of cheating on written tests ABC's Kristin Fisher. As the latest details from Washington. John and -- these are some very serious allegations in the investigation is only beginning. But the navy's top admiral says he believes that their nuclear reactor program and still say. About thirty sailors are under investigation for allegedly cheating on -- tested the navy's nuclear reactor school in Charleston. Just say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement the navy's top admiral says the allegations came to light when a sailor reported it to his superiors. That's sailors accusing his colleagues of cheating on a written exam that was designed a qualified him as instructors. And that exams DD include classified information. The training reactors were shutdown for routine maintenance -- when we learned of this incident. Training command has ensured that all personnel implicated in this so far has been removed from. -- This is just the latest scandal to rock the US military. -- Capitol Hill an army general testified that hundreds of National Guard recruiters. Have defrauded the government of at least thirty million dollars in illegal recruiting bonuses. And just last month the year for suspended dozens of nuclear launch officers. After they were caught sharing answers on a monthly recertification tests and this is absolutely unacceptable behavior. And it is completely contrary to our core values in the air force all three investigations are ongoing in -- may take months to complete. We expect more from our sailors especially our senior sailors. And we demanded in our training and our operations and we will operate to that. -- so -- that admiral has declined to identify the ranks of these alleged cheaters he also refused to speculate -- -- what kinds of disciplinary action might be taken. -- --

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