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A student noticed that another student had a small sheet of paper (about the size of an index card) under the cover sheet during a practical. The first student called it to the attention of a faculty member who did notice the paper but did not remove it so as to not disrupt the practical. Both of them saw some lines of text, but could not see what it said. The faculty member consulted with the course director and the student was "watched" for the remainder of the practical.

At the end of the practical, the student was asked for the paper and said that he/she did not have any paper. When questioned later, the student admitted to the little piece of paper and said that it had his/her name and test ID number. The piece of paper was never produced. A jury of MSII, MSIII and MSIV students was called and guided by SCAIP members. Because there was no evidence and it was just one person's word against another, it was decided that no punishment could be given.