The mother posted the video on her YouTube account of herself dressed as her daughter in a sweatshirt, glasses, and face mask before allegedly sitting in classes and the lunchroom.
A 30-year-old mother is facing legal action after filming her day at school while claiming to be her teenage daughter.
In connection with her impersonating as a 13-year-old schoolgirl, Casey Garcia has been charged with criminal trespassing and tampering with government data.
Garcia, of San Elizario, Texas, claims on a home video that she was not caught until the eighth lesson of the day by a teacher at her daughter’s middle school.
Garcia dresses up as her kid in a sweatshirt, glasses, and face mask before allegedly sitting down in classrooms and the lunch hall in a six-minute video uploaded to YouTube.
The mother claims to have a casual discussion with the school’s principal early in the video, which has been viewed over 35,000 times, without her cover being blown.
Garcia was detained by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office after personnel at the San Elizario Independent School District identified her, according to KFox14.
Garcia was arrested and brought to the El Paso County Detention Facility on the incident’s charges as well as a separate traffic warrant. She was being jailed on a $7,908 bond.
The 30-year-old even recorded the moment policemen arrived at her home to take her into custody.
‘Why I posed as my 13-year-old daughter,’ according to a video posted on Friday. ‘An honest yet raw response.’ Garcia claims she was acting in the best interests of a worried parent.
She stated, “I didn’t do this to garner likes or views; I didn’t do it so people would be angry with me and I’d never be able to go around El Paso again.”
“I was going as my daughter; I wasn’t going as another child or as someone else; I was going as my child and only my child.”
“It’s on you whether you believe it or not, but I was nervous the entire time.”
“In one of my classes, I was the sole student; the lecturers were so obsessed with the online students that they didn’t pay attention to the students who were present physically.”
Garcia believes that if she can get away with it, others will be able to too.
She went on to say: “This is why I did it: I bet you anything someone else can do it.”
“I suppose the deal breaker for me as a seventh-grader was that, while I’m no spring chicken, it wasn’t difficult for me to make it through all seven periods until the last instructor.”
“‘You’re not Julie,’ she murmured, looking at me. I said, “No, I’m not Julie, I’m Julie’s mother.” I pulled off my mask and spectacles and said, “No, I’m not Julie, I’m Julie’s mother.”
“I said I wanted to see if I could go the entire day without anyone noticing for a social experiment, and I’d say up until the seventh period, which is a pretty long day for a 30-year-old.”
“I did this to illustrate a point; I wanted to show that I could navigate the public school system without difficulty, so I ate lunch without my mask on.”