DC: A man was arrested after he posed as a high school student for nine months so he could play basketball, according to The Dallas Morning News Tuesday.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, was arrested Friday after attending two high schools, pretending he was a 17-year-old homeless Hurricane Harvey refugee under the fake name Rashun Richardson. The mock high school student joined the basketball team and started dating a 14-year-old student, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Gilstrap-Portley started his school year at Skyline High School in 2017, claiming he was a Hurricane Harvey victim. He later switched to Hillcrest High School in October, telling school officials he was a Hurricane Harvey refugee and homeless. Gilstrap-Portley succeeded in the plan due to federal law allowing homeless or evacuee students from not submitting additional documentation while enrolling in a high school, Dallas Independent School District (ISD) told WFAA. more here