Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student whose parents are accused of paying a $1.2 million bribe to secure her a spot, marking the first public punitive action of that kind taken against a student implicated in the landmark college cheating scandal that broke two weeks ago, CNN reports. Yale announced on its website that two students likely applied to Yale with fraudulent athletic credentials facilitated by women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith, who was charged in the scheme. One of those students was not accepted regardless of their faked athletic prowess, Yale claimed, but the other was accepted and has since been attending the university. Although many high-profile celebrities and CEO’s were mentioned in the charging documents, the identity of this student and their parents remains unknown. Yale isn’t the only school to take action, CNN notes: USC said it’s denied six students implicated in the scandal, and other schools have said they are considering punitive action.
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