A student at a Pennsylvania high school was arrested on Tuesday – because the “student” was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity.
Artur Samarin, who used the alias Asher Potts, was arrested in Harrisburg after attending Harrisburg High School for the last few years. During his time at the school, Samarin was a member of the National Honor Society, worked with a student advisory group on a food bank, and was a member of the school’s ROTC and Naval Sea Cadet programs.
Police say that he was in the country for about four years and was just a few months away from graduating high school. They received a tip about his real identity 2 months ago and began investigating.
“It’s totally mind-blowing to me,” Marcel McCaskill, who went to school with “Potts”, told CBS. “Honestly, he was a very respectable guy. He was the perfect role model, someone you would want your son to look up to.”