Iowa Boarding School Under Investigation

Former students say they were routinely kept in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or even weeks as punishment at a private boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is now under investigation by the FBI. Six former students at Midwest Academy in Keokuk say they dreaded the cell-like rooms where they had to sit on the floor for 24 hours or more and listen to classmates screaming or piped-in motivational recordings.