Rick Wellbeloved-Stone

Modified from messages sent to current Charlottesville High School families and staff. If you wish to receive copies of any future messages related to this matter, please sign up here.

Dear Charlottesville High School community—

Rick Wellbeloved-Stone, a former CHS environmental sciences teacher, was sentenced on July 30, 2018 for the production of child pornography. One part of the evidence at the sentencing hearing included photographs taken at CHS during the time frame of 2012-2014. These photographs appear to have been made in his classroom during the school day without students’ knowledge. The police have worked to notify impacted families when possible.

Law enforcement has maintained a 24/7 tipline in case anyone has information relating to this matter. The number is 866-347-2423. Any former students who have information to share or who are concerned that they might have been photographed can contact this number.

The Charlottesville City Schools staff has cooperated fully with law enforcement. We are sorry that this violation of trust occurred in our school, and we are also sorry to relay unsettling news. But we want to give you the facts that are now available as part of our ongoing commitment to being honest and supportive of our community and families. Thank you.

For questions that are not related to the investigation, contact:

Beth Cheuk
cheukb1 at charlottesvilleschools.org