COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Today, Delegate Mike Cherry (R – Colonial Heights) sent a letter to State Police Superintendent Gary Settle requesting he conduct an investigation into allegations of a coverup of crimes at Colonial Heights High School. This request comes after recent media reports detailed that school officials were aware of claims made against a coach.

“The most recent news stories concerning Colonial Heights High School are troubling,” said Delegate Cherry. “Any claim of a cover up by school staff must be taken seriously. After thoroughly discussing the matter with city leadership and hearing directly from constituents, I have asked the State Police to investigate this matter.

“I am ever mindful of the trust that the public places in our school system,” Delegate Cherry continued. “Families are concerned by the lack of action and answers by school officials. Colonial Heights parents must feel confident that their children are safe both in the classroom and at extracurricular activities. Recent reports have resulted in an erosion of that trust, and it is only right that an outside entity thoroughly investigate any and all claims of a cover up and determine whether school officials acted in bad faith.”