Woman, 28, Faces Charges After Dressing Like Teen & Walking Into A High School To Promote Her Instagram

Thursday, May 13th 2021, 10:29 am
By: CBS News


A 28-year-old woman put on a backpack, grabbed a skateboard and went to her local high school on Monday – but she didn't necessarily try to blend in. Audrey Nicole Francisquini stood out by handing out flyers promoting her Instagram account, police said. Now, she's facing charges, according to CBS Miami.

On Monday, Francisquini walked into American Senior High School in Miami, where she filmed herself on her cellphone as she wandered the school, asking students to follow her on social media, police said.

The real students went to class, and the alleged imposter was confronted by school security. She said she was looking for the registration office.

After being confronted, Francisquini still continued to walk around and talk to students as they tried to enter classrooms. She was confronted again and still refused to stop.

School administration was advised of a "potential threat on campus," but Francisquini eluded both security and administrators.

She left through a side door leading to the faculty parking lot. However, investigators found Francisquini's Instagram account, and found her at home where she was taken into custody. 

She was charged with burglary, interference with an educational institution and resisting an officer without violence.

In a statement to CBS News, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesperson called the incident "unfortunate," saying a "thorough review of this matter is underway."

"As always, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will continue to work tirelessly to protect the safety and wellbeing of our students and employees," the spokesperson said.