WEST SEATTLE, Wash. – A sixth grader and two of his friends were suspended for using phony dollar bills made on a home computer to buy food in the school cafeteria.
On Monday, a cafeteria worker at James Madison Middle School (search) found a dollar bill that didn't look or feel like the real thing. Seattle School District (search) spokeswoman Patti Spencer said people in the lunch room were told to watch for more counterfeit bills.
An assistant principal called Seattle police the next day after a sixth grader tried to use one of the fake bills to buy beef jerky from the cafeteria.
Seattle Police spokesman Sean Whitcomb (search) said the boy made 20 fake dollar bills on his aunt's computer, brought them to school and shared them with his friends.
The King County Prosecutors' Office (search) is reviewing the case and deciding whether to file charges. School officials suspended the three boys for several days.