OLIVE BRANCH, MS (abc24.com) - There's an internal audit and police investigation at a Mid-South middle school. Olive Branch Middle is at the center of the controversy. It comes on the heels of several resignations at the school.
Neither DeSoto County Schools nor Olive Branch police would talk on camera, but the school system has just completed its investigation and says it involves improper accounting.
"It raises concerns, but my kids have been going here for five years now and I've never had a problem with the DeSoto County school system," says one parent Darrell. "I'm pretty sure whatever investigation is going through everything will be found out."
Whatever investigation is going on, DeSoto County Schools thought it was serious enough call the cops.
Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage says the department started its investigation three weeks ago.
"I'm concerned about it. There's something going on and with me having a kid in the school system," says Alicia Hall.
Parents like Hall think the idea is disturbing. The only thing the school system will make public is the investigation involves bad accounting.
"Money in the wrong hands can go completely the wrong way obviously," she says.
Both Olive Branch Middle's principal and bookkeeper resigned recently, citing personal reasons.
"I'm curious, but definitely confident we'll rebound," Darrell says.
While not all parents are concerned, others want to know what's happening.
"I think they will (tell us) eventually because they know people want to know," says Hall.
No charges have been filed. Students return to school in just a few weeks on August 6th.