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TM Landry still open, but enrollment is dropping

Posted at 2:06 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 15:06:13-05

The investigation into T.M. Landry College Prep continues, while the school is seeing a decrease in enrollment.

Greg Davis, chair of the school’s board, said school enrollment was at 110 students when the New York Times article came out. Now the school is at 80 students. Davis’ grandchildren attend the school.

The newspaper’s article spoke with several former students who alleged physical violence, emotional abuse, and transcript fraud at the school. It’s a private, non-accredited school based in Breaux Bridge. Following the Times article, Louisiana State Police launched an investigation.

The school’s leadership is conducting its own investigation as well; the board that oversees the school has hired former state Superintendent of Schools Paul Pastorek, who also is an attorney, and his law firm to investigate the allegations. 

Davis says that he is expecting that investigation to be completed by the end of January, and should that happen he expects a report by mid to late February.

To read our stories about the investigation, click here and here.