30-year-old mother Casey Garcia was arrested for “pretending to be her teenage daughter in class all day to expose school security breaches”
A mother was arrested after posting a video of herself pretending to be a 13-year-old daughter sneaking into her child’s school.
Casey Garcia, 30, was charged with trespassing and falsifying government records after posing as a 13-year-old female student.
Garcia from San Elisario, Texas claimed in a video she uploaded to Youtube that she was not beaten by her daughter’s middle school teacher until the seventh class of the day.
In the six-minute clip, Garcia showed herself dressed as her daughter in a hoodie, wearing glasses and a mask, and then allegedly sat down in the classroom and lunch hall.
At the beginning of this video, which has been watched more than 121,000 times, the mother claimed to have a brief conversation with the school principal without being exposed.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office stated that Garcia was arrested after a staff member of the San Elisario Independent School District reported identifying her. KFox14 report.
I bet anyone else can do this…that’s why I did it
Garcia was taken to the El Paso County Detention Center on charges related to the incident and an unrelated traffic order.
Her bail is $7,908.
The 30-year-old even filmed the moment the police arrived at her home to arrest her.
The mother said that she did this to highlight security holes after a series of mass shootings that plagued the United States.
Records show that she was detained at the El Paso County Jail on Friday.
The video shows that she was instructed to show up in class and sit down.
Later, she claimed that she was taking a gym class, and the coach asked who she was.
When she said her daughter’s name, he believed her.
Later, she could see that she was eating lunch without wearing a mask.
Towards the end of the video, she described herself being caught and sent to the principal’s office.
In the follow-up video, she said that she did this to highlight security vulnerabilities in mass shootings.
“I bet that anyone else can do this. That’s why I did it.”
She said she was discovered by the teacher after seven classes. She told her that she sneaked in as a “social experiment.”
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In the second video, Garcia complained that compared with distance learners, the teacher’s lack of attention to the students in the classroom.
She said: “They didn’t contact her, they just told her to put the phone away.
“I was,’Hey, put your phone away.
“I am not a name. I am not a person. I am,’Hey, put your phone away.”
The third video shows the police arriving at her home before she was arrested.
Sun Online has contacted the school for comments.