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Kellogg School of Management have claimed that six peers blatantly cheated on a final and that the administration is trying to cover it up, according to a detailed article by Ethan Baron of Poets and Quants, which covers business schools.

Six male students in the MS in Management Studies program engaged in blatant cheating while taking their account and statistics finals, Baron reported, citing three students who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The anonymous sources claimed that the students were passing notes, drawing charts in the air, and sharing answers on their exams when proctors left the room.

The three anonymous students claim the administration is complicit in the cheating because it doesn’t want the school’s reputation ruined.

“Everybody in the class knows what is happening and everyone in the class knows that the sole goal of the administration is to silence the witnesses,” one source told Baron.

The students also say that they fear retribution from the school over discussing the cheating allegations because the honor code forbids students from discussing possible violations of the honor code.

The witnesses also claim that they have been threatened over the phone with physical harm by the cheaters, Baron reports.

“The day I come to know who reported me, I will f—— kill him or her,” one of the cheaters pledged, according to a witness.

Of the six students accused of cheating, two told Poets and Quants that they did not cheat, two would not address the allegations against them, and two did not speak to the news publication.

Poets and Quants got an email response from Kellogg saying that it takes any cheating allegations seriously and “all Honor Code issues that are reported are investigated thoroughly and, if necessary and appropriate, include hearings and sanctions.”

It is not yet clear if any students have been handed down punishments related to the claims, but it appears that the school is in the process of an investigation, according to Baron.

Business Insider reached out to the Kellogg School of Management, and we will update this story when we hear back.

As reported by Business Insider