Pa.'s largest cyber school searched by feds

July 13, 2012 7:25:00 AM PDT
Federal agents searched the offices of the Pennsylvania's largest cyber school but prosecutors say the school itself is not currently a target of the investigation that prompted the raid.

Agents from the FBI, IRS and U.S. Department of Education searched the Midland, Beaver County offices of Pennsylvania Cyber School on Thursday. They also searched an accounting firm and other undisclosed locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh says the school itself is not currently under investigation. Pennsylvania Cyber School had more than 11,300 students enrolled last year.

Pennsylvania Cyber School CEO Michael Conti says the 650-person staff has been instructed to fully cooperate with the investigation.

PA Cyber's $123 million budget is largely funded by payments from public school districts whose students are enrolled there.