The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office is investigating the trust that runs the Milton Hershey School amid questions how much it paid for a golf course bought to serve as buffer zone for the school.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported Thursday that the Hershey Trust is being examined after the attorney general's office received information about an acquisition.

Nils Frederickson, a spokesman for Attorney General Tom Corbett, would not say if the probe was focused on the trust's $12 million purchase of the Wren Dale Golf Club in 2006.

The school is funded by interest and dividends from the Hershey Trust Co. Its eight-member board governs some $8 billion in assets, including Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co., operator of

Hersheypark, and a controlling interest in candy maker The Hershey Co.