Anytime a 6th grader brings $20k to school insider her backpack, and then begins handing out the found money to her fellow classmates, you know it’s going to garner loads of attention on a slow Wednesday afternoon news day.
On March 13th, it was revealed that a 6th grade student found $20,000 on the street in her neighborhood and decided to bring the cash to school with her.
Throwing all the money inside her backpack, the girl—who won’t be identified for security reasons—went to school like on any other typical day.
But on this day, she didn’t need to worry about being able to afford to pay for lunch.
Once at school, the girl reportedly began handing out money to her peers, who received hundreds of dollars thanks to her generosity.
Police have since seized the money from the sixth grader and are now waiting that the rightful owners of the money come forward. And while it’s not sure whether the rightful owners will actually get their money back, what is certain is that the cops will want to know why so much money is available in cash, and how and why it was left unattended on a neighborhood street.
For more updates on this wild story, be sure to return to this column.