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GBI investigates possible misconduct by employees at Fort Valley State

The GBI has opened a criminal investigation into possible misconduct by employees at a Middle Georgia university, authorities said. Tuesday.

The State Attorney General's Office and the Board of Regents of the university system asked the GBI to begin the investigation at Fort Valley State University, the agent of GBI J.T. Ricketson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He said the complaint was made by a student at the university. He understands that the regents were looking at another matter when they encountered "possible criminal activity."

"Right now, it's all an accusation," Ricketson told the Macon Telegraph. "We have not made arrests."

No details were released about the nature of the misconduct or when it occurred. However, the school said that a university employee was placed on administrative leave.

"We can confirm that the University System of Georgia is conducting an investigation into this alleged employee misconduct, and an employee of FVSU who is allegedly involved has been administratively licensed," school spokesman Cedric Mobley said in a statement.

"We can also confirm that the Georgia Office of Investigation and the Attorney General's Office are involved and investigating if criminal activity has occurred, and with the investigation pending, we can not comment further."

Ricketson He said he expects to know more about the case soon.

"At this time it is about interview strategies for the agents to follow," he said. "If (the interviewees) give us ABC, we find ABC"

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