Student Brings $20,000 To School And Hands It Out To Friends
YAHOO.COM - A 12-year-old recently had quite the show-and-tell at school: According to the Detroit News, she brought a backpack stuffed with $20,000 in cash.
Police, who declined to name the girl, said the student received it
from a child who lives across the street from her in Taylor, outside of
Word got around at the local Sixth Grade Academy that the girl was
handing out cash to her friends. That's when the principal stepped in
and called the police.
"The school district called us and said a 12-year-old student had a
backpack full of money," Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi said.
"The principal became aware of it when she heard the student was giving
money away to friends. They brought in the student, secured the backpack
and retrieved the money she had given away. This is a real first for
Commenters on the Detroit News website were also stunned by the news.
Doran Hollow wrote, "That was my middle school and I never ran into
anyone so generous."
Scott Gypsy opined, "She must have been a fan of Robin Hood."
Added Brent Link, "My other thought was casino winnings. But drugs
was the first one to cross my mind. Who really keeps that kind of money
under their mattress?"
No word on what the neighbors were doing with that amount of cash
around the house, but undoubtedly they will be glad to get it back.
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