6th Grader Brings $20K to School & Hands It Out Like Candy (VIDEO)

hundred dollar billsNearly every day I find something interesting (and sometimes baffling) in my son's backpack that he's taken to impress or share with his friends at school. Never, however, has there been anything like what a sixth grade girl in Taylor, Michigan, recently brought to her school -- $20,000.

Yep, 20 grand ... in cold hard cash. According to WDIV, the student, at Sixth Grade Academy school reportedly showed up for classes Monday with a sack of one hundred dollar bills. What she did next, was perhaps even more shocking.

She started handing them out to her fellow classmates. Police say some kids got $200 while others got as much as $500. I'm guessing she was quite the popular girl that day.

Of course, with that much excitement in the air, teachers eventually found out what happened, and since they didn't exactly have anything in the student handbook about what to do when kids bring tens of thousands of dollars to school, they called police.

Police say no one was in danger during the incident, but "had word gotten out to maybe someone other than some other 12-year-olds, it could have put her in a dangerous position." So it's a good thing it all went down as it did.

Now, of course, there's the big question -- where did she get the money? Police are investigating, and you've got to wonder if someone's not going to go down big time for this. I mean think about the reasons people have that kind of cash sitting around -- not many of them are legal. Hopefully there's a logical explanation, and I can't wait to hear what it might be.

Where do you think the girl may have gotten such a large sum of cash?


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LuvMy... LuvMyDandD

This happened at my son's school. The girl told the students she got the money from under her parent's bed. Why it was there, nobody knows. It's spirit week this week, she was, in her words, trying to "bring spirit" to some of her less-fortunate classmates. The school has been doing alot of charity things this month, I imagine that's where she got the idea. 

.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

Oh wow. Not sure what to think but I hope the girl was really just trying to do what the above comment said and "help out her less fortunate classmates"... although I doubt this girls parents knew about it and I am sure they probably won't be to happy about their daughters "good deed". And a 12 year old knows better than to steal from her parents so I am curious to see what becomes of this story. 

nonmember avatar Kelly

I agree that it is wrong to steal from your parents but if the parents got it by doing something illegal, immoral, or harmful to others maybe her generosity was more Karma than anything else. If she was truly just trying to help the less fortunate, then she is a very caring child, in which case I hope this incident doesn't quash her inthusiasm for charity, however maybe someone should explain to her about going through official charities.

KoriM... KoriMarie

I just fainted. My husband keeps large amounts of money hidden around the house (why, parinoia, naturally) I would pass out cold if my kids did this. 

redK8... redK8blueSt8

When I first saw this I misread it and thought it said a 6 year old, not a 6th grader. That is plenty old enough to know better than taking "found" money that does not belong to her and give it away! She essentially stole $20K. If it weren't from her parents she'd be in serious legal trouble.

Tatyana Whitehead

God people act like you can only get money like this illegally. Police want to know where parents got this money? Come on how about I work hard and  save it? But they should think about safe not backpack LOL

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