There is strange news, and then there is strange news that is quite pricey. According to the Detroit News on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a 12-year-old girl in the sixth grade brought a backpack stuffed with $20,000 in cash to school. She brought it for show-and-tell, and then actually began handing some of it out.
Police did not release the name of the girl and said that the student received it from a child that lives across the street from her just outside of Detroit in Taylor, Michigan.
When word started to spread at the Sixth Grade Academy that the girl was handing out wads of cash to her friends, the principal stepped in and decided to call 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."
People began commenting on the Detroit News website about the girl and the story. There were mixed thoughts, but many considered the girl to be very generous.
Scott Gypsy opined, "She must have been a fan of Robin Hood."
There is no word, as of yet, as to why the student's neighbors had that much cash laying around and if they even realized it was missing.