Case surrounding school raid closed
BATON ROUGE- A criminal investigation into the operator of Kenilworth Science and Technology School, a charter school on Boone Avenue, has been closed.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned the U.S. Attorneys Office closed its inquiry into the school. Letters between the school's attorneys and authorities confirmed the investigation is over but specifics about findings were not released.
"...my office has closed its criminal investigation into Pelican," U.S. Attorney Walt Green wrote in a letter to the school dated December 31, 2015. Pelican runs Kenilworth and lost its charter to operate a similar school in New Orleans two years before the FBI raided the campus in East Baton Rouge.
Attorneys for Kenilworth said investigators informed school officials the umbrella organization, local schools and people connected to the operations would no longer be under scrutiny for unknown allegations against Pelican.
It is not clear what authorities were searching for when numerous agents took boxes of items out of the school on dollies and loaded them onto vans in December 2013. A spokesperson for Pelican said the items collected were various and school officials could not make a clear assumption on what might be the focus of a probe.
"It's been a challenging two years and from now on, we will focus our energy to education to help the students," Eugene Eski, a Kenilworth official, said.
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