An 11-year-old boy who doled out $100 bills to his elementary school classmates admitted he broke into a house with a friend and stole $5,000, police said.

Teachers at Stafford Elementary School scrambled to collect the money Tuesday after the boy had given $1,800 to friends.David Gilliam, a parent of one of the boy's classmates, said his daughter told him the boy stood up and started throwing $100 bills around the classroom.

"Of course, the kids started grabbing at it," Gilliam said.

Stafford County authorities said the boy admitted he and a friend had taken the money from a house Sunday morning. The home's owner did not know the money was missing until police told him.

All but $200 was recovered.

Investigators plan to discuss the case with juvenile justice officials before deciding what to do.