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Dallas-Fort Worth Schools Accused Of Being ‘Diploma Mills’

The road signs and fliers touted high school diplomas for as little as $96. Students didn’t even have to attend classes or pass state exams to graduate.

The offers were too good to be true — students received a “worthless piece of paper which provides none of the benefits of a legitimate high school diploma,” alleges a lawsuit filed by Texas’ top law enforcement official.

Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to shut down 13 private schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that he called “diploma mills.” He announced Monday that he has sued a Dallas-based group of schools and their operators, saying they marketed and sold fraudulent diplomas and transcripts.

Students paid up to $500 for the diplomas, says the lawsuit filed Friday in Dallas County district court.