12-year-old student who stunned officials at a middle school Monday morning when they discovered she had $20,000 cash in her backpack apparently received the money from a neighbor.
“The 12-year-old apparently got the money from another child who lives across the street from her the night before,” Taylor Chief of Police Mary Sclabassi said Tuesday.
The neighbors have claimed the money, the chief said. Sclabassi said police continue to investigate the incident, but declined to elaborate as to why.
Police are not naming the student, her family or the neighbors.
The cash was discovered when the student went to the Sixth Grade Academy, a school of about 600 students in the 13500 block of Pine Street.