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A sixth-grader and two friends have been suspended from school for several days for paying for food in the school cafeteria with phony dollar bills made on a home computer.

A cafeteria worker at James Madison Middle School found a bill last week that didn't look or feel like the real thing.

Patti Spencer, Seattle School District spokeswoman, said people in the lunchroom were told to watch for more counterfeit money.

An assistant principal called police the next day after a sixth-grader tried to buy beef jerky in the cafeteria with one of the phony bills.

Police said the boy had made 20 fake dollar bills on his aunt's computer, took them to school and shared them with his friends.

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