What would have happened if they had attended school in a "rougher" suburb? Criminal case for people cheating in the leaving? So much stuff here that warrants discussion...A YALE graduate and a rugby team vice-captain have each been fined €200 after they sat each other’s leaving certificate physics exam.
Conor Dooney (22), described in court as a gifted student, sat Stephen Boucher’s (22) higher level physics paper after using his friend’s student number because Boucher wanted the extra points for a marketing degree.
Boucher later got 20 points more than he needed for the course in Dublin Institute of Technology on Aungier Street, meaning Dooney’s points were of no benefit to him.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the students were caught out after their physics teacher heard rumours that they had sat each other’s exam. She reported it to the principal after noting that Dooney got a “C” in his paper when she expected him to get an “A”.