All of us at some time or another—typically after watching 21 Jump Street—have thought about what it’d be like to go back to high school. What would you do differently? Who would you hang out with? How would you obviously kill it knowing what you know now? Etc.
Charity Anne Johnson, a 31-year-old from Longview, Texas, did just that in October of last year, enrolling at New Life Christian School as a 15-year-old sophomore. And it turns out that pretending to be a high school student as a 31-year-old isn’t as fun as it seems in the movies!
After the school discovered Johnson’s identification was faked, the “student” was arrested this week for failure to identify and giving false information. A guardian who had taken her in last year was traumatized by the news; teachers and students reportedly were crying in the hallways. Not great! Drew Barrymore is a liar.
“I just don’t know why she did it. Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this?” [guardian Tamica Lincoln] wonders. “I have deep concerns about her being who we don’t know she is, and then she’s out there at the school.”
School officials wouldn’t go on camera, but they say a notice about the situation will be sent home Thursday with students. Lincoln posted a picture of Charity on Facebook, and asked if anyone knew her. The response is surprising.
“I’ve reached out to four different women off of Facebook that she has contacted. Florida, here in Longview, Minnesota.”
None of those people want any further contact with Charity. They tell us that they hope she has time in jail to think about the pain she caused with her lies.
In case you were wondering, this is what Charity looks like. Everyone involved in this story is blind.