HOUSTON (AP) — Danesiah Neal wanted chicken tenders for her school lunch. Instead, the Houston-area eighth-grader got a grilling from police over whether she used a fake $2 bill to pay for it.
KTRK-TV (http://abc13.co/1SDehLR ) reports a Fort Bend Independent School District police officer questioned the girl before taking the $2 bill to a bank, which verified the currency.
The district said on its website Friday that nobody was charged and that it will continue investigating other potential counterfeit cases.
Neal was getting lunch last school year at Christa McAuliffe Middle School when a cafeteria worker used a pen that mistakenly identified the bill as counterfeit.
The girl's grandmother says Danesiah had no other money and missed lunch.
KTRK-TV reports the case is among eight counterfeiting investigations against students at Fort Bend since the 2013-2014 school year.
Information from: KTRK-TV, http://abclocal.go.com