An El Paso mom has been arrested after she impersonated her daughter and spent the day at her middle school.

Casey Garcia wanted to make a point about how masks can be unsafe to wear, but not because of the coronavirus. She wanted to show how anyone could get into a child's school by simply wearing their masks which are currently required at her daughter's school.

So the 30-year-old mother proceeded to put on her daughter's skinny jeans, high-top sneakers, hoodie, and mask and headed to her daughter's middle school in San Elizario.

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Garcia spent the day attending her daughter's classes, eating lunch, and even said hi to the school's principal all while impersonating her 13-year-old child. The mother said she got through the entire day and wasn't found until the 7th period when a teacher caught on.

In a follow-up video, the mother said she wasn't a "spring chicken" and explained why she pulled the stunt:

"This is about our children and the safety of our children. That's all I'm trying to do is prevent another mass shooting."

 

While she believes she had good intentions, the school district and local law enforcement weren't sympathetic and she was arrested. Law enforcement met with school administrators who identified Garcia as the woman who snuck onto campus.

Garcia posted a video of her being arrested outside of her house by El Paso Police officers. In the arrest video, she explains she believes

Casey Garcia was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for two criminal warrants for Garcia on charges of criminal trespass and tampering with government records. She was also arrested on an unrelated traffic warrant. But according to Garcia, she believes she was arrested as payback for making the principal and the school look dumb.

You can read more about this story at KWTX News.

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