Woman, 29, arrested after enrolling at New Jersey high school posing as student, officials say


Hyejeong Shin attended New Brunswick High School. After showing a false birth certificate to district officials for enrollment.

Woman, 29, arrested after enrolling at New Jersey high school posing as student, officials say

A 29-year-old woman was arrested last week. After she spent four days cheating at a New Jersey high school as a student. School district officials said.

The woman, identified by New Brunswick police as Hyejeong Shin of New Brunswick. Was charged with providing a false government document. With intent to verify one’s identity or age.

Police said she showed a false birth certificate. “With intent to register as a juvenile high school student.”

New Brunswick Public Schools District Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said. At Tuesday’s board of education meeting.

According to video of the meeting shared on Twitter. By New Brunswick Today reporter Charlie Kratoville. Johnson said, “Last week, some adult woman was able to get. Into our high school by filing false documents, posing as a student.”

During his days at school, Shin spent a lot of time. With guidance counselors who were trying to learn more about him. Johnson said.

Ultimately, school staff members “uncovered this woman’s manipulation. And enabled us to immediately address this situation,” he said.

“Once our staff determined that it was dealing with fraudulent information. They immediately notified the appropriate authorities.ohnson said in a statement Wednesday. Noting he has been banned from district property.

Johnson said the school has warned students to refrain from. Any personal or remote contact with the woman.

He said the district will look. At its enrollment process to better detect false documents.

He said the police are investigating.

Police said New Jersey law requires schools to “promptly enroll children with disabilities. Even in the absence of records normally required for enrollment.” But a district may later request such documents to verify a student’s age.

“The well-being of our students, staff and community is extremely important to us. And we will continue to work with the police department. And our other partners to address this matter,” Johnson said in Wednesday’s statement.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said it is not investigating the incident.

It was not immediately clear if Shin has a lawyer.

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