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.

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