The Tukwila School District was the victim of a “phishing scam” this past September. The target of the scam was money being used for the renovation and construction of our schools. There was an initial fiscal impact but did not endanger the progress on any of the projects. Tukwila School District responded as soon as we were aware of the scam and started working with authorities and entities on recovering the funds.
As of today, the vast majority of the money has been returned to us. We will continue to work with our legal team, insurance providers and authorities until all of the funds have been returned. We want all of those dollars to be used for their intended purpose, supporting the students of the Tukwila School District.
We are not at liberty to reveal any additional information at this time, as this is still an ongoing investigation, but will continue to work closely with the proper authorities to apprehend those responsible for this crime.