03/12/2013 04:06 pm ET

$20,000 In Backpack Brought To School By 12-Year-Old Taylor, Michigan Student

A 12-year-old student's high-rolling ways may be making her popular with classmates, but less so with the police. They're just trying to get to the bottom of how she ended up at school Monday with a backpack loaded with cash -- a circumstance that Taylor's Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi told WDIV-TV was "extremely unusual."

ABC News Radio reports that the young girl brought $20,000 to Sixth Grade Academy in Taylor, Mich. that day and was handing some of the bills out to her fellow classmates. After learning about the situation, the school's principal notified police.

WXYZ reports that the child said she had received the money from a neighborhood girl.

Although her decision to share the money is encouraging, perhaps she could take a lesson from Devon Gluck, a University of Delaware student who returned $1,800 in cash that was accidently dispensed by a campus ATM machine, according to the Christian Science Monitor.



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