Woman 29 arrested after allegedly posing; Police said he presented a false birth certificate “with the intent to register as a high school junior.”
“Last week, an adult woman posing as a student was able to enroll in our high school by submitting false documents,” New Brunswick Public Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said at a Board of Education meeting.
During his days at the school, Shin spent a lot of time with mentors trying to learn more about him, Johnson added.
He said school staff “Discovered This Woman’s ruse and allowed us to immediately respond to this situation.”
“After our Staff Determined that they were faced with fraudulent information, they immediately notified the appropriate authorities. Charges have now been filed against the person involved,” Johnson said in a statement on Wednesday.
Woman 29 arrested after allegedly posing; The school warned students to avoid further personal. Remote contact with the woman, he added.
Mr. Johnson said the district is reviewing its registration process to identify fraudulent documents.
“This is an unfortunate incident. Communication was provided to parents that the young woman may have come in contact with, and communication was provided to all high school parents today,” Johnson said.
The law stated that schools must “Immediately Register Unaccompanied Children, even if there is normally no record of enrollment”.
However, the district may later request such documentation to verify the student’s age.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said it is not investigating the case.
It was not immediately clear if Shin has an attorney.