New Jersey 29 yr Woman Posed as HS Student For Four Days Before Being Caught
A grown woman in New Brunswick New Jersey passed as a high school student 4 days before being caught.
The 29-year-old woman was able to pass for a 15-year-old girl by filing false documents when enrolling in New Brunswick High School.
“By filing false documents, an adult female posing as a student was able to be enrolled in our high school,” admitted Superintendent Aubrey Johnson during his report at the BOE’s January 24 meeting.
The woman was able to attend classes for four days, during that time she got personal information from students, including some of their phone numbers.
“She was here for four days before being found out and barred from entering the district property. All appropriate authorities were immediately notified, and the individual in question has now been arrested for providing false documentation.” -Superintendent Aubrey Johnson
At the Board Of Education meeting on January 24th the staff, parents, and student voiced their opinions and shared their concerns about the situation.
People in the community are concerned about the woman’s motivations, thinking she might have been trying to lure some of the students into sex work. The district is telling students who met with her not to communicate further.
How Suspicious Arose
According to a source from New Brunswick Today, suspicion arose when the district was unable to clearly identify the woman's parents or legal guardian.
On the woman's final day as an NBHS student, she was being questioned by officials, the woman allegedly asked to sign herself out of school. After being told she cannot because she is underage, she revealed that she was actually 29.
“We’re going to take a look at our process… in terms of how to better look for fake documentation and other things,” Johnson told the board members.
Students Are Upset
Board of Education members refused to hear from a group of students who came to their meeting to speak about the bizarre situation.
NBHS student Ethan Calderon told New Brunswick Today, “We feel so unsafe and nobody wants to listen to us. Do they not care about us because we’re minorities?”
Another student, Tatiana talked to the mystery woman and even gave her personal information. Tatiana said she felt taken advantage of by this mystery woman. “I was in class with this woman, and talked to her, walked her from point A to point B, and never expected this to happen. Not knowing she was a 29-year-old woman makes me question how safe I am in this building.”
Another student said she also felt in danger as she had received a text message from the woman as recently as 10:56 pm on the night of January 23.
Michael Castro who wanted to voice his opinion at the BOE meeting but couldn't said, “From what I’ve been told, [the woman’s] intentions were to lure kids to a specific street in New Brunswick and possibly traffic them. It was so easy for her to engage with these students, teachers, and faculty members because no one ever did a thorough investigation of where this woman came from.”
Here is a video that was posted on Twitter of the board meeting.
Read More Here: New Brunswick Today