34 Search Warrants Served At Columbus City Schools

Search warrants carried out Thursday included "student cumulative report files," which include a student's state test scores.(Photo: Columbus City Schools)
Search warrants carried out Thursday included "student cumulative report files," which include a student's state test scores.(Photo: Columbus City Schools)

The search warrants carried out at nearly two dozen Columbus City Schools Thursday were unsealed Friday afternoon.

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost and Columbus Police carried out 34 search warrants Thursday at 20 Columbus City high schools. All but four schools had multiple search warrants.

Many of the warrants specifically called for the school to hand over “Student Cumulative Report Files.”

District spokesman Jeff Warner said those files include a variety of information including a student’s state test scores and classroom grades, as well as copies of grade cards.

But the files also include sensitive material such as health information, and Warner said a few parents have raised concerns over the release of such records.

The warrants provide very little additional information about what Yost’s office obtained in the search and how it relates to the investigation in to possible grade and attendance rigging.

Yost has said the investigation has no timeline.

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