INDIANAPOLIS - The FBI, The U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission were investigating Indiana Math and Science Academy on the city’s north side.
Officials raided the facility late Wednesday afternoon. It took until Thursday afternoon for the FBI to confirm they were conducting an ongoing white-collar crime investigation.
Wednesday’s raid was described as extremely low-key. There were no FBI jackets or marked vehicles -- workers just appeared to load documents into a van.
Katherine Beckwith, regional community relations coordinator, released the following statement about the investigation:
"Earlier this week we were asked to provide information to U.S. Department of Education officials as part of a larger federal audit of e-rate technology grants. Those officials indicated they are auditing the funds dispersed to various schools to verify that work paid for with e-rate grants was completed as reported. We were happy to provide them with records and supporting materials detailing how e-rate grants were spent at our IMSA North school, so that they can successfully complete their audit."
The FBI said if the investigation extends into the school year, the school should be able to continue to operate.
Officials said 600 students attend the charter school that opened in 2010. Students had already been dismissed for the summer.
Follow Derrik Thomas on Twitter: @derrikthomas
Nixed grant expected to send 5,700 to preschool
State officials expected a federal grant to help send 5,700 more Indiana children to preschool programs before Gov. Mike Pence decided not to…
Board votes to suspend doctor's license
The Indiana Medical Licensing Board suspended the license of an Indiana doctor under investigation for overprescribing prescription…
ISP: Crash caused by drunk semi driver's fight
Investigators said a man was over twice the legal limit when he drunkenly crashed his truck and tried to get away.
Ind. to get $12M to rid blighted homes
Nearly 30 Indiana counties, cities and towns will share $12 million in federal funding to clear blighted and abandoned homes.
Murders put spotlight on abandoned buildings
Thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serve as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago, and now, Gary.
Dozens of cars broken into on city's SW side
Neighbors were on high alert after dozens of vehicles were broken into on the city’s southwest side overnight.