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Oklahoma Highway Patrol Cadets Sent Home Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers Jason Yingling and Lawrence Kimball work on setting up online lessons for cadets, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's future troopers to train from home.

The 67 cadets were sent home from their live-in academy to prevent the spread of the virus. Right now, cadets are taking classes online and are being sent daily workouts their instructors are trusting them do.

The Highway Patrol hopes its response to the virus won't derail the academy's schedule, as they desperately need new graduates. Even if all of the cadets graduate when the academy ends in July, the patrol will still be short 200 troopers.

Quinton Chandler worked at StateImpact Oklahoma from January 2018 to August 2021, focusing on criminal justice reporting.
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