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Search Warrants Executed at SE Iowa Boarding School

Jan 28, 2016

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) said Thursday afternoon it is involved in an investigation of alleged sexual abuse involving a Midwest Academy staff member and a former student. Midwest Academy is a therapeutic boarding school located outside Keokuk that serves national and international students.

The DCI said law enforcement officers were executing one search warrant at the school's main campus at 2416 340th Street.

The other search warrant was for 2818 Highway 218, which is a property described as being affiliated with Midwest Academy.

The agency did not release any other information. 

The Lee County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are also involved in the investigation.