RALEIGH, N.C. — More than 70 students at Southeast Raleigh High School are facing suspension in connection with a fake lunch pass scheme.
Students apparently paid money for phony passes to get them off campus at lunch. Only juniors with a 3.0 grade point average and seniors are allowed off campus during that time.
School officials found out about the scam on Tuesday after a school resource officer confiscated a fake lunch pass on school property.
They traced the scheme to one student who they said was printing the fake passes at home and selling them for $5.
The student accused of starting the scam has been suspended for five days. The other students face two-day suspensions, some of which began on Friday.
No criminal charges have been filed.