146th cadet class graduates, moves Pa. State Police forward after scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – More than 100 cadets graduated Friday from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy’s 146th cadet class.

Earlier this year, the academy was rocked by a cheating scandal in a previous class, but recruitment and graduation numbers seem to back to normal.

This class’s 101 graduates is more than double what we saw in March, just after ABC27 broke news of the cheating scandal.

Pennsylvania State Police is still investigating what happened, but we know some state troopers provided notes to dozens of cadets in the 144th class to help them on their exams.

“Our standards haven’t changed at all and the graduates here today have risen to the department’s standards, and I’m very proud to be here with them today,” State Police commissioner Col. Tyree Blocker said.

We’re told none of the graduates were involved in the scandal.

“Personally, we just try not to focus on that, focus on what we can control, and to avoid anything like that from further happening. We just studied and did everything we were told to do,” graduating trooper Franklin Abreu said.

State police will not comment further on the investigation, which is ongoing.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download the ABC27 News App and the ABC27 Weather App for your phone and tablet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s