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2 Students Sue Over Academic Dishonesty Case

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ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) - Two students are suing Grand Valley State University, saying they were falsely convicted of academic dishonesty and discriminated against by a professor.

Erin Jurek and Ashley Short were found guilty of academic dishonesty in the summer of 2013 for allegedly using an unapproved Internet message board and collaborating on a take-home exam for a math class.

The students' lawyer Scott Erskine says the students didn't collaborate on the test, and that the university in western Michigan failed to investigate allegations against their professor. A lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

In a statement, university spokeswoman Mary Eilleen Lyon says the lawsuit is "meritless" and the school plans a vigorous defense.

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