A Texas mother has been arrested for allegedly posing as her 13-year-old daughter for nearly a full day of high school, according to a report Sunday.
Casey Garcia, 30, allegedly sneaked into an unnamed school in San Elizario dressed as a teenager – complete with a hood, backpack and face mask – to prove her point of insecurity, according to Youtube videos she posted. published.
During the bizarre trick, no one noticed that she was not her daughter Julie until the seventh period at the end of the school day, Garcia said in the videos that were first reported by Insider.
“I’ve been here all day, face to face with teachers,” she said in one of the videos. “Do I look like a seventh grader?”
Footage shows her walking down the hall of a school in high-top sneakers – at one point she greets the principal, who seems to have no idea she’s a grown woman.
At other times, she sits in classrooms, has lunch in a cafe, and talks to teachers. For most of the day, the only trouble she faced was being scolded by a teacher for taking out her phone, she said.
But her safe school crusade took an even stranger turn when she was caught, confronted by police and later arrested.
She has been charged with suspected misconduct and forgery of government documents, according to CBS 12.
In a follow-up video, Garcia argued that the purpose of violating the school was to show that tighter security was needed.
“I don’t think it ever had to go that far,” she said. “I’m telling you right now that we need better security in our schools – I’ve tried to prove that.”
She added: “This is for our children and the safety of our children,” she said. “That’s all I’m trying to do is prevent another mass shooting.”
As of Friday, it was held under a $ 7,908 bond. Garcia did not respond immediately to Insider’s request for comment.