A Texas mother was arrested after posing as her teenage daughter at college “to show some extent” about safety and mass shootings.
Casey Garcia, 30, posted video final week of herself impersonating her 13-year-old daughter on the center college in San Elizario, exterior of El Paso.
Garcia dyed her hair and tanned her pores and skin to resemble her daughter. She’s four toes, 11 inches tall and weighs 105 kilos, in accordance with jail information.
“OK, I’ll discuss to you guys as soon as I’m inside,” Garcia stated within the video, sporting her daughter’s yellow hoodie and black face masks. “Do I seem like a seventh grader? No? Cool. Superior.”
Garcia could be seen strolling the halls, attending courses and consuming lunch along with her masks off.
“I’ve been right here all day, head to head with academics,” Garcia stated quietly as she ate.
In one other video, Garcia stated she checked into college along with her daughter’s identification quantity and wasn’t caught till the ultimate class when a instructor confronted her.
Garcia was arrested Friday on expenses on legal trespass and tampering with authorities information.
“Whereas there was a breach in safety by a person related as a dad or mum with the college … we wish to guarantee you that our safety measures are being reviewed and evaluated,” San Elizario college district Superintendent Jeannie Meza-Chavez advised KTSM in an announcement.
Garcia posted a video to clarify her choice to pose as her daughter and described it as a “social experiment.”
“I’m telling you proper now we’d like higher safety at our faculties,” Garcia stated. “That is what I attempted to show. I don’t imply to be curt, however I sort of really feel like I proved it.”
She stated she wished to “create a optimistic change” by elevating consciousness about the necessity to stricter protocols, together with metallic detectors and banning backpacks, to stop shootings at faculties.
“On the finish of the day, that is about our youngsters and the protection of our youngsters,” Garcia stated. “That’s all I’m attempting to do — is stop one other mass capturing at the very least in our faculties. If I can simply try this with metallic detectors, then all of this was value it and all of the hate feedback had been value it.”