City says it uncovered new evidence of misdeeds during last spring's standardized tests. Students texted one another answers during tests.
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As part of Stuyvesant High School's continuing crackdown after a high-profile cheating scandal, 66 students are now facing suspension, the city announced Friday.
Over the summer, the city uncovered new evidence of misdeeds during last spring's standardized tests, officials said.
The massive cheating ring saw students texting one another answers during Regents exams, the Daily News
first reported in June.
In July, just six students at the elite school were facing the most severe punishment. The bulk of the students who'd received text messages were stripped of their leadership positions and the privilege of leaving campus during lunch.
Stuyvesant's new principal, Jie Zhang - who took over after longtime principal Stanley Teitel's resignation this summer - announced she's working with students on the possibility of creating an honor code.
She's requiring students and their families to sign an "academic honesty policy" in the meantime.
Twelve students are to begin their suspensions Monday, for up to 10 days, city officials said.
Another 54 students will face meetings with Zhang, who has determined that they will suspended for up to five days.
The school is also cracking down on cell phones, which are prohibited at all city schools.
Seventeen phones had been seized in the first two days of the school year, officials said.
Chancellor Dennis Walcott praised Zhang's efforts Friday, saying "we have zero tolerance for cheating."