Official warns of fundraising scams after Idaho shooting

Idaho Shooting
Posted at 12:45 PM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 14:45:07-04

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning residents to be wary of scams by people claiming to raise money for the victims of a school shooting in eastern Idaho.

Two students and the school custodian were shot during the May 6 attack at Rigby Middle School, and all sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The Jefferson County prosecuting attorney’s office says a 6th-grade girl has been charged. Her name wasn't released.

In a statement Thursday, Wasden said victims and their families should also be cautious if they receive solicitations about filing lawsuits.