Coach: Lufkin ISD athletics solicitation is a scam

Source: KTRE
Source: KTRE

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Anyone who has been approached by teenagers soliciting donations for Lufkin High School sports teams should know it is a scam, according to the school's athletic director.

Det. JB Smith of Lufkin police said he received a call from Coach Todd Quick this morning that he has received reports of young black males soliciting donations for LHS sports. Quick said the athletics department is not soliciting donations at this time and the solicitors are not connected to the school.

Quick said the report he received included information that the suspects asked for directions to Hudson and it could be possible the suspects will try the scam in other areas, using that school's name.

If anyone is approached by solicitors in their area, they can contact their local law-enforcement agency, Smith said.

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