Friday, 15 March 2013
12-Year-Old Girl Takes $20,000 To School In The US
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 Detroit.
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 me." 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
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.