Danesiah Neal wanted chicken tenders for her school lunch. Instead, the Houston-area eighth-grader got a grilling from police over a $2 bill they suspected was fake.
KTRK-TV 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.
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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 said 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.