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UK student climbs through ceiling ducts to steal exam

We have a bizarre story from the University of Kentucky campus where a student went all Mission Impossible to get his hands on a statistics exam.

As first reported by the Herald-Leader, Henry Lynch II, a 21-year-old junior majoring in biosystems engineering, climbed through the ceiling ducts of the UK Multidisciplinary Building on Rose Street to break into his instructor’s office late Tuesday night. And unfortunately for Lynch, his instructor happened to be working late and caught him in the act.

According to UK police, UK statistics instructor John Cain had been working late in his third floor office in the Multidisciplinary Science Building on Rose Street Tuesday night. About midnight, he left to get something to eat. When he returned about 1:30 a.m., he tried to unlock the door, but it was blocked by something.

“He yelled out that he was calling the police and then the door swung open and two young men ran down the hallway,” recounted UK spokesman Jay Blanton.

Lynch returned and confessed to the crime, as well as admitting to doing it two other times: once earlier in the night and once earlier in the semester when he successfully stole another exam.

UK Police cited both students with third-degree burglary.

I know this is a crime and all that, but consider me impressed by the effort here. As a former corner-cutter myself in school, I respect the balls on this guy.

That being said, it’s incredibly stupid and he probably deserves whatever he gets. Maybe spend that time studying the material next time, although I doubt there is a next time for him at UK.

[The Herald-Leader]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for UK student climbs through ceiling ducts to steal exam



  1. Sentient Third Eye
    4:44 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

    Given the amount of sheer work involved in doing this, wouldn’t it have been easier to just study? If it made him feel better, he could have told himself he was hiding the answers inside his head and sneaking them into the exam room.



    • DT in DC
      8:48 am May 4, 2017 Permalink

      I logged in to say the same thing. LOL! BTW, when I was at UK, Stats was an easy “A.” And I wasn’t even majoring in something as impressive sounding as biosystems engineering.



  2. doobie brother
    4:50 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

    “As a former corner-cutter myself in school, I respect the balls on this guy.”

    Let this be a lesson kids. It doesn’t pay to cut corners. You’ll wind up being a KSR blogger!



    • Drew Franklin
      4:56 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

      This is a great point and a hard lesson learned.



    • randyt
      5:36 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

      Wrong Drew. This guy deserves no respect!



    • Duuuuuude
      5:51 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

      ^^^This guy^^^ nailed it! lol



  3. Big DAWG Loggin
    5:14 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

    He should use that year off from school at the University of KENTUCKY to study for the LSAT.



  4. ncaa is in on it
    8:08 pm May 3, 2017 Permalink

    the guy that says he deserves no respect is an absolute douche bag…….go back to your govt job.



  5. catsarerunnin
    7:38 am May 4, 2017 Permalink

    Something like this never happens at UNC.



  6. ABthetruth502
    8:18 am May 4, 2017 Permalink

    I’m just respecting the fact that ksr is actually reporting the transgressions that go on at Uk for once, and not acting like Lexington is immune to bs. And this guy deserves a ton of credit for the effort, and probably has a bright future in whatever field he ends up in. I would hire him tomorrow



  7. runningunnin.454
    9:12 am May 4, 2017 Permalink

    He gone.



  8. 2Dogs
    9:14 am May 4, 2017 Permalink

    I hope this is not indicative of all biosystems engineers. I just had one move in next door to me.