Bay Area Briefs

Thursday November 14, 2002

Cheating probe comes to an end 

ROSS — The Branson School’s probe of allegations that as many as 100 students might have cheated on the Scholastic Aptitude Test ended with one student serving a three-day suspension for “an error in judgment.” 

Paul Druzinsky, Branson’s head of school, said Tuesday the rumors of extensive cheating on the Oct. 12 test could not be corroborated. 

One student admitted to stealing a glance at another student’s test at her table. 

The student, whose name was not made public, completed her suspension and was back in school. 

The rumors of SAT cheating at the Ross private prep school ranged from students sharing answers when the proctor left the room to transmitting answers to each other on hand-held devices.