Textbook scam targets school districts (The Herald): District officials in Granite Falls recently spotted a fake invoice for math workbooks, a scam that has generated Better Business Bureau complaints from people in at least 22 states. The fake company has attempted to use the name Scholastic School Supply, similar to publisher Scholastic, to trick school employees into sending it money for textbooks.
Four more arrests in Kingston High School shooting plot (AP): Three people were arrested at Kingston High School and a fourth in Bremerton for allegedly threatening witnesses via social media in a school threat case. Former Kingston student Matthew Allen Smiley, 18, is accused of threatening to “shoot up” the school and is being held on $2 million bail.
Student-loan debt affecting some seniors (AP): Paying back student loans isn’t an issue just for young people. Older Americans can struggle to pay back loans that they took out later in life or that have accumulated an unmanageable amount of interest.