Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

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Sandra Verduzco, a spokeswoman for the communications department of the Dallas Independent School District's Police Department, confirmed to Law&Crime that cops are looking into a "possible improper relationship" between Gilstrap-Portley and a student.

He was booked into Dallas County Jail, charged with tampering with government records Friday and has since bonded out.

"He took that as an opportunity to gain access to our schools", she said.

DISD said he enrolled at Skyline High School about August 30, 2017 as a Hurricane Harvey evacuee and an unaccompanied homeless student.

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North Mesquite Head Basketball Coach Phillip Randall told NBC DFW that he was not the one who spotted Gilstrap-Portley, but he did tip off Hillcrest High School after he was informed.

Gilstrap-Portley also had a 14-year-old girlfriend when he was posing as a student, which... why?

Afterwards, Gilstrap-Portley transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he joined the basketball team and became recognized as the district's offensive player of the year, according to the Dallas Morning News.

"We apologize for this situation, there is no excuse for it, we do think it is a very rare anomaly, and we do want you to tell your students if you see something, say something, is there is something we need to know, if something looks inappropriate, doesn't look nice, tell an adult and we will look into it", said Hinojosa. So it's not even that he's a pervert who's attracted to 14-year-olds, he just liked hanging out with her, which makes very little sense to me. Her mother told the Dallas Morning News that she is "upset, frustrated and angry at the same time". "If it's happening at Hillcrest, then it could be happening somewhere else".

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'People need to know.

"It was nearly impossible for this to happen, had it not been for Hurricane Harvey", says Dallas IDS Superintendent, Dr. Michael Hinojosa.

"We need to make sure we follow better protocols to try and prevent this from happening, but unfortunately this was nearly like a flawless storm", Hinojosa told NBC5. "You send your kid to be safe at school and to participate in extracurricular activities and this should not happen".

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