Casey Garcia, 30, has been charged on suspicion of criminal trespassing and tampering with government records (Picture: YouTube)
A mother has been arrested after allegedly posing as her 13-year-old daughter and sneaking into her classes at school.
Casey Garcia, 30, has been accused of going undercover dressed as her child to gain access to a school in San Elizario, Texas, to prove a point about the school’s apparent lack of security.
Garcia even filmed herself inside the school, including in classrooms during lessons, and posted the clips to YouTube. In her videos she can be seen strolling through the corridors of the unnamed school, saying hello to teachers who pass her and eating in the canteen without being caught.
Garcia then posted another clip on YouTube explaining why she pulled the bizarre stunt, saying she did it to prove that ‘anyone’ can walk into a school unnoticed.
To prove her point, she says, Garcia dressed up in a hoodie, backpack and face mask – and even dyed her hair – to convince school staff that she was her daughter, Julie.
In the videos Garcia said: ‘I’ve been here all day, face to face with teachers.
‘Do I look like a seventh-grader? No? Cool. Awesome.’
Footage shows her walking through the school wearing high-top sneakers and even speaking to the principal, who appears to have no idea she’s not a student.
‘The school was so concerned that my phone was out that they weren’t even paying attention to who I was’, Garcia added.
‘This is about our children and the safety of our children. That’s all I’m trying to do is prevent another mass shooting.’
But after documenting her venture on YouTube, Garcia was tracked down by police and charged on suspicion of criminal trespassing and tampering with government records, according to CBS 12.
In her follow-up video, Garcia claimed her goal of breaching the school was to show that tighter security was needed.
‘I don’t think it should have ever gotten this far,’ she said.
‘I’m telling you right now we need better security at our schools. This is what I tried to prove.’
As of Friday Garcia was being held on a bond of $7,908.
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