Student brings $20K to school: A 12-year-old 6th grade student in Michigan brought $20K in cash to her school.
A student in Michigan brought some $20,000 in cash in her backpack to school and handed out hundreds of dollars to other students during class, prompting a police investigation.
The 12-year-old female student, who was not identified, brought the money to the 6th Grade Academy Building in Taylor, Mich., it was reported by ABC-7 television on Tuesday.
The student handed bills to other students, allegedly giving out $200 to one student and $500 to another, which prompted the Taylor School District to look into the matter. The school’s principal later alerted police.
The girl told authorities that she got the cash from a friend who lives across the street from her.
“The 12-year-old apparently got the money from another child who lives across the street from her the night before,” Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi told The Detroit News. She added, “This is a real first for me.”
Elaborating further, she said it was “large bills, $100 bills,” according to NBC-5 television.
Authorities have confiscated the money and are keeping it secure until a family comes out to claim it. They will have to provide a good enough explanation of its origins and what it was going to be used for.
According to the Detroit News, the neighbors have claimed the cash, but police are still investigating the matter.
The student or the family was not identified by police, but they said she was back in school on Tuesday.
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