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Cheating Suspected on Cleveland Paramedic Exam

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police are investigating possible cheating on an exam given to sharpen paramedics' life-saving skills.

Safety Director Martin Flask said Tuesday that officials believe an employee smuggled a copy of the city-administered test last October from the Fire Training Academy.

About 130 employees in the city's Fire and Emergency Medical Services divisions have taken the test since then, Flask said. If distributed, the copy would have allowed others to cheat on the exam, which paramedics and other EMS workers are required to pass every three years.

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