They say you’ll have more earning power if you stay in school.

Never has that theory been proven more than it was this week in Taylor, Michigan.

An unidentified 12-year-old girl showed up to school with $20,000 in cash in her backpack.

She reportedly got it from another child who lives across the street from her. That girl’s parents claim the money is theirs while authorities investigate the matter.

Police got wind of the incident when the student started giving money away to her friends.

[The Detroit News]