A 12 year old student from Detroit made headlines today as she brought a backpack with $20,000 in cash to school and began passing out money to her classmates. The young girl arrived to school yesterdaty morning and began passing out $100 bills to her classmates.
Some students received up to $500 in cash. The principle of the school called the police who came and confiscated the cash. The girl was questioned about where the money came from and she said tat a boy that lives across the street from her gave her the backpack full of cold hard cash.
After a 12-year-old student in Taylor showed up to school with $20,000 in her backpack, a lot of people, including police, are left asking several questions.
"Large bills, $100 bills," said Taylor Police Chief Mary Sclabassi.
"Had word gotten out to maybe someone other than some other 12-year-olds, it could have put her in a dangerous position," said Sclabassi.
The principal became aware of this when the girl started distributing some of the cash to some fellow students. As high as $500 to some students. Some got as much as $200," the police chief said.
Teresa D. Winnie, the assistant superintendent at the Taylor School District, released this statement:
"The situation that took place at the Sixth Grade Academy Building was truly an unusual one. We do not have a specific protocol for this type of situation. There was no threat to the student body in the building and the matter is currently in the hands of the Taylor Police Department."
"We're talking with the family about how this happened and we're glad that this ended safely for her and that it was retrieved," she said.
Source: Sandra Rose
Shit I wish I was the teacher or principal on duty. Word wouldn't have EVER got out because I'd be asking for some of that $20,000. The latest on the story is that the family across the street from the girl claimed ownership of the money and said that it's rightfully theirs. Police are still investigsting.