Part of the report focused on a woman who used to work for Concept Schools, Inc., the company that manages Peoria's Quest Charter Academy.
WMBD's Eugene Daniel spoke with officials at Quest Charter Academy in a story you'll only see here on Channel 31.
Principal Engin Blackstone says Quest Charter Academy, in no way, has any connection with controversial Turkish imam, Fethullah Gulen.
Sunday, '60 minutes' reported about numerous U.S. charter schools which have connections to Gulen. The report featured a woman who used to work with Blackstone at a school in Ohio. The school was managed by Concept Schools Inc. The woman claims the schools hire teachers from Turkey who are connected with Fethullah Gulen and use the schools to make money.
Concept Schools was contacted by '60 Minutes' in January about the allegations. Concept Schools maintains those allegations are false and have no evidence.
Blackstone tells us he has no connection to Gulen and neither does Concept Schools Inc.
"We are here every single day and hour for our students. And make this a beautiful opportunity for them. So we are doing what we were going. This news piece was out there, but hey as you mention these are allegations. We are doing our work and we have nothing to do with it," Blackstone said.
Glen Barton, board president of Peoria Charter Schools, says the board conducted an investigation into the allegations, twice. The board of directors feels confident there is no connection between Concept Schools and Gulen.
We asked Concept Schools about a school trip some Quest students made to Turkey. Concept says it's just one of many trips it offers, and doesn't have anything to do with the Turkish imam.