Patrick Henry students back in school

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A traffic alert for drivers who use Semmes Avenue to get to downtown Richmond.

Classes are back in session for another year at one Richmond's elementary charter school in that area.

The kids at the Patrick Henry Charter School are back in their temporary classrooms at a church on Forest Hill Avenue — but that'll change soon, and leaders hope some of the scandals hanging over the school will change as well.

Earlier this year, the state launched an investigation into allegations of embezzlement at the school.

An audit by Richmond Public Schools later found no evidence of fraud, but state police are still investigating.

Reports say the principal of the school is on administrative leave.

Meanwhile, renovations are underway inside the building and it should be ready for classes by January.

The school also added three extra classes this year.

Other Richmond public schools are set to open on September 6, the day after Labor Day.

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