BRUNSWICK, N.J. (NEWSWIRE) — The 29-year-old suspect was caught in New Jersey acting the part of a high school student.
She allegedly gave a forgery of her birth certificate to the New Brunswick school system in order to enrol, according to the police.
New Brunswick High School students are outraged because a 29-year-old woman was arrested for enrolling at the school with a forged birth certificate and attending classes for four days. The news was revealed during a school board meeting on Tuesday night.
Hyejeong Shin, the accused, has been charged with one count of submitting a false government document with the goal to establish one’s identity or age. A letter with her likeness was sent around the school.
I don’t think she looks like a freshman, so the fact that she was trying to be one is even more shocking, as one student put it.
Similarly, “it was quite risky for the school and most of the students in there,” as one more student put it.
While she was only on campus for four days, other students claim to have received text messages from her inviting them to hang out and seeing her in the classroom.
One student explained, “The girl had asked several of the females I know to hang out with her at Commercial Avenue, but when they didn’t show up, she started being odd with them.” Scary because “anything can happen”
A parent of a high school senior at New Brunswick High School says her child has confided in her about the terrible events at the school.
She wonders why school officials, educators, and others weren’t alerted to the situation earlier.
“When I questioned her about her age, she said. She went and did an odd thing. She took a few glances at me, turned away, and then returned before leaving. That’s a warning sign, in my opinion, and they ought to see it too “The student remarked.
While police are still looking into the matter, the superintendent of schools has promised to review the district’s enrollment procedures in order to spot any signs of fraudulent paperwork.