George Wythe High School principal dies

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The principal of George Wythe High School, Riddick Parker, has died.

“Mr. Parker gave his FULL heart and soul to the students of Wythe and will be dearly missed,” Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras said in a social media post.

Kamras said that Parker died unexpectedly Friday morning while bicycling.

Parker was a former NFL football player and played with the New England Patriots during the 2001 Super Bowl season.

Mental health services have already started and will continue Monday at George Wythe from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The next few days are going to be difficult for everyone, but I know the Bulldogs will rally together and push on – as Principal Parker would want them to do,” Kamras said.

Kamras said that information about a memorial service is “forthcoming.”

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