EL PASO, Texas — A 30-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after she reportedly impersonated her daughter at a middle school, saying it was an attempt to expose the need for better security.
Casey Garcia, 30, of San Elizario, Texas, posted a video of herself dressed as a student in the school. The El Paso Times reports she has been charged with criminal trespass and tampering with government records.
The Times reports that Garcia is 4-11 and 105 pounds. Garcia says in a video that school officials didn’t realize she wasn’t a student until the school day was nearly completed.
A video posted by Garcia on YouTube shows her getting prepared for the stunt, including wearing glasses, a hooded sweat shirt with Marvel superheroes on the front and a face mask. She also dyed her hair and used skin tanner, the Times reports.
The video focuses on Garcia but she can be heard interacting with school officials.
In a second video posted by Garcia, she says the school asked for ID number and if she signed in. She used her daughter’s ID number to gain access. She says school officials were more concerned with her not putting her cellphone away than in her identity. While complimentary of teachers, she said they were unable to focus on students physically at the school because they were also trying to teach students online.
“I didn’t do this to ruffle any feathers, I didn’t do this to out the school,” she says in the video.
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