Friday, May 10, 2013
Read about two recent incidents that point to acid and pot being sold at the military academy in Wayne.
The sale of acid and marijuana may be taking place on the campus of Valley Forge Military Academy, according to recent police reports. On May 2, school officials found 20 tabs of acid and $365 hidden in the room of a cadet after another cadet became ill after taking a hit of acid the prior evening, according to a police report. A shampoo bottle containing 50 tabs of the hallucinogenic were listed as evidence on the police report. On April 28, a cadet was found with a small amount of marijuana, according to the police report, and the cadet told officials that he got the drug on campus. The school will be investigating that matter.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A now-former cadet has been arrested.
A cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy reported that another cadet exposed himself, and touched the victim with his genitals, on March 18. "Valley Forge immediately contacted the Radnor Police upon learning of the incident. After conducting interviews, the police arrested the perpetrator, removed him from the campus, and placed him in a juvenile detention facility," James J. Doyle, Interim President of Valley Forge Military Academy and College wrote in an email to parents on March 22. He said no sexual act took place in the incident. The cadet was dismissed from Valley Forge Military Academy on March 19 and is barred from returning to campus, he writes. On March 19, a second cadet lodged a similar complaint regarding the arrested cadet; …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
He also suffered a concussion at the hands of another cadet.
A cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy suffered a concussion and a broken nose at the hands of another cadet, police report. On Feb. 20, three cadets were in a room talking about upcoming room changes. A comment was made by one cadet, and in return one cadet gave a "light slap" to the cheek of another, according to a police report. Subsequently, police report that a cadet started hitting another in the back of his head with the heel of his hand for about five blows and brought his knee up to the cadets head, hitting him in the face and breaking his nose. It is not clear in the police report which cadet made a comment to start the incident and which gave the light slap. The injured cadet was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital and later …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The cadet did not use the safe in his room, according to police.
A cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy reported that he had $2,000 in cash stolen from his dorm room throughout the month of January. According to a police incident report, the cadet arrived on campus on Jan. 5 with $5,000 in cash, but was told by the school's staff that he was only allowed to have $35. The cadet hid his cash around his room instead of using a safe, the report stated. The thefts were reported to police on Feb. 4 after the cadet turned the rest of his cash over to school officials.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Valley Forge Military Academy will initially compete as an independent member in District 1 with an AA classification in most sports.
Tuesday, January 15
Valley Forge Military Academy (VFMA) was recently acceptance as a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), beginning with the 2013-14 academic year. Valley Forge Military Academy will initially compete as an independent member in District 1 with an AA classification in most sports. The all-male day and boarding school, founded in 1928, will participate in the following sports: cross country, basketball, baseball, football, swimming, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, and track & field. The Valley Forge athletic program has a long legacy of graduates who have gone on to play for Division I and IA athletic programs, and a few have even continued on to a professional athletic career. Becoming a member of the PIAA …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Radnor middle schooler brings a knife to school and other police stories.
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- Sam Strike
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The following information is provided by Radnor Township Police Department. On Monday, Oct. 15 four cadets at Valley Forge Military Academy were found to have taken "K2" and "Spice", which are synthetic marijuana products. A cadet there admitted to selling the synthetic drug and handed over 13 individual plastic bags of the product. He said he was selling the K2 and Spice on behalf of a student who had been dismissed the previous month for the same activity. In lieu of being sent to juvenile detention, the cadet was sent back to Valley Forge. An 18-year-old from Wayne was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana after police found him and three other …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Here is video of the introduction by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and both speeches made by Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney at Valley Forge Military Academy 7 College.
- Bob Byrne
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Mitt Romney came to a key area of a critical battleground state when he addressed a campaign rally Friday at Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne. The school's campus straddles Radnor and Tredyffrin Townships in Delaware and Chester Counties respectively. Philadelphia and the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania are considered by both parties to be critical battlegrounds in the race to take Pennsylvania. Romney was greeted by hundreds of cheering and thunderously applauding supporters both inside a ballroom on the campus and listening in an overflow area on a patio adjacent to the ballroom. In his main speech Romney spoke about the economy, national security, federal spending and foreign affairs. Before leaving VFMA&C the…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is renting Mellon Hall at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
Republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romey will hold a public rally Friday at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Writer Thomas Fitzgerald at Philly.com that the event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. with the doors opening at 9:30 a.m. According to a school spokesperson, Romney is renting its Mellon Hall. According to Fitzgerald, "the Southeastern Pennsylvania swing will be Romney's first visit to the state since mid July ... [his] return comes amid speculation that Pennsylvania has fallen off his campaign's target list as a top-tier battleground state." Although President Barack Obama has a lead over Romney in donations in the Greater Philadelphia area (including parts of New Jersey), the challenger's campaign has earned $…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Col. David R. Gray, Ph.D, resigned one year before planned.
Two years after earning the job of President of Valley Forge Military Academy and College and one year before he was supposed to leave, Col. David R. Gray resigned, an Aug. 27 news release by the school states. “For personal reasons, I have decided that it is best for both me and Valley Forge that I move to the next phase of my career now,” Col. Gray was quoted in the news release. “It has been a distinct honor to work with our young cadets and to educate and shape their character development during my time as President.” Gray told Radnor Patch after he was hired that he hoped to create leaders to help our country. Read our profile of Gray here. "He did a very good job while he was there. I have the highest respect for him," said Bill …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Two 13-year-olds were fighting.
Two 13-year-old cadets of Valley Forge Military Academy got into a fight around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, near Martin Hall on the main portion of the campus. According to Radnor Police, the victim sustained a puncture wound to his upper right leg and was treated and released from Bryn Mawr Hospital. The defendant was taken into custody at Radnor Township Police Headquarters before being transported to Lima Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.