February 1, 2015
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) - A 16-year-old Minnesota boy has given
away thousands of dollars to fellow students and a school aide. The
bag full of money he found was apparently tossed by a drug dealer.
When asked how he got the $100 bills, the student first said it
was his allowance. He later said he found it in a ditch - and led
police to a spot by a highway where they also found marijuana and
The boy, described as learning disabled, gave away about $11,000
of the nearly $18,000 in the bag. Law officers collected the money
from students and from the school bus aide, who had reported that
someone slipped $1,200 into her bag.
The boy is not expected to face charges. A sheriff's deputy says
he's "a good kid" who was trying to help people in need.