A Texas mom was arrested for allegedly posing as her 13-year-old daughter for nearly a whole day of middle school, according to a report Sunday.
Casey Garcia, 30, allegedly slipped into the unnamed school in San Elizario dressed as the teen — complete with a hoodie, backpack and facemask — to prove a point about lax security, according to Youtube videos she posted.
During the bizarre stunt, nobody noticed she wasn’t her daughter, Julie, until seventh period at the end of the school day, Garcia said in the videos, which were first reported by Insider.
“I’ve been here all day, face-to-face with teachers,” she said in one of the videos. “Do I look like a seventh-grader? No? Cool. Awesome.”
Footage shows her strolling through a school hallway in high-top sneakers — at one point greeting the principal, who appears to have no idea she’s a grown woman.
At other points, she sits in classrooms, eats her lunch in a cafeteria and talks to faculty members. For most of the day, the only trouble she encountered was being scolded by a teacher for having her phone out, she said.
But her safe schools crusade took an even weirder turn when she was caught, confronted by police and later arrested.
She was charged with suspicion of criminal trespassing and tampering with government records, according to CBS 12.
In a follow-up video, Garcia claimed the goal of breaching the school was to show 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.”
She added, “This is about our children and the safety of our children,” she said. “That’s all I’m trying to do is prevent another mass shooting.”
As of Friday, she was being held on a bond of $7,908. Garcia did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.