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Raleigh H.S. Students Suspended In Lunch Pass Scam

Posted November 6, 2004 10:17 a.m. EST

— 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.