Once upon a time, there was counterfeit money within Penns Valley High School. Who is that criminal you ask? No one knows. They tried to get away with free lunch. What a terrible thing to do? There were two counterfeit bills found inside the lunch cash registers. A 50 and 20 dollar bill. That’s $70 of criminal activity taking place within our school. Why would a student of this prestigious school ever think of doing such a thing? 

On Friday, October 29th, at 11:29 am, Principle Wynkoop sent out an email bringing attention to the counterfeit issue. The email states, “Dear Students, It’s been brought to my attention that there have been attempts made to purchase school lunch items with counterfeit money. Needless to say, this is unacceptable. Furthermore, it is against the law. The State Police will be contacted if an individual is caught using counterfeit money to make purchases of any kind. The same is true for any attempts to steal items. Below is a picture of the fake currency used. Note the “SPECIMEN” stamp in pink. Please contact the office if you have any information related to the circulation of these fake bills.” The culprit is still trying to be found. Hopefully, Principle Wynkoop will solve this mystery. 

My main question is how did this idea even come up? What was going on in this student’s mind? Or… what was being put into this student’s mind? I have spoken with an anonymous student who states, “What if a student’s parent is secretly trying to test out their own counterfeit business through their child?” It certainly is farfetched, but you never know…