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by Associated Press


ALEXANDRIA, La.—The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools plans to open an investigation into Louisiana College in Pineville.

The Town Talk reports the probe follows allegations that officials at the private Baptist college submitted documents that contained forged signatures to the higher education accrediting agency as it was considering whether to remove the school from warning status.

The allegations came to light last week in documents obtained by The Town Talk, including a letter from a former Louisiana College attorney.

“Obviously it’s something of concern to us, and we will investigate,” Michael Johnson, senior vice president and chief of staff at the accrediting association, told The Town Talk on Tuesday.

In response to a request for comment, the college issued a statement Friday saying it had not received official notification of an inquiry.

Louisiana College’s accreditation was reaffirmed and the college removed from sanctions in December 2013, following a vote of the SACS Commission on Colleges’ Board of Trustees at its annual meeting as well as a comprehensive on-site review of Louisiana College in October by a five-member SACS committee.

Johnson would not speculate on what possible sanctions LC could face. He said it would be up to the SACS Board of Trustees, which meets again in June, to look at new information regarding any schools under its purview.

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