If it was in the form of a check, and she was attending a university, and she was walking into the bursar's office, it may not have called so much attention. But it was the fact that a 12-year-old girl came to school Monday morning, her backpack stuffed with $20,000 cash that aroused suspicion.
The girl from Taylor, Mich. reportedly began handing out the cash to others at the Sixth Grade Academy, giving one student $200 and another $500, CBS Detroit reported. Some bills were as large as $100.
After noticing this peculiar situation, school officials told the police, who had the money handed over.
The girl said she got the money from her neighbor across the street, and the police are waiting for an explanation of where it came from and what it was going to be used for.
Assistant Superintendent Teresa D. Winnie released a statement, according to CBS Detroit:
"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."
The case is currently under investigation.