The incident "involved the unauthorized acquisition, sharing and use of passwords to enter electronically locked image files meant only for examinations," according to a memo written by Dean Lawrence Goldblatt, which the Indianapolis Star obtained.  Dr. Goldblatt's memorandum states that the scandal involved the school's second-year class, the dental class of 2009.  The alleged violation involved the unauthorized acquisition, sharing, and use of passwords to enter electronically locked image files that were intended only for examinations.  The memorandum states that the investigation took approximately two months to complete.  According to Dr. Goldblatt, all "[s]tudents receiving any of the sanctions... have the right to appeal the decision to the School of Dentistry Faculty Council Executive Committee... within five working days of their official notice of the sanction."