A teenager who toured an Ohio high school while posing as a state senator has pleaded guilty to impersonating a peace officer.
Prosecutors say they’ll recommend probation for Marion resident Izaha Akins. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty Monday to the felony charge.
Authorities say Akins spoke to a government class at Mohawk High School in Sycamore for an hour last December. Officials didn’t realize they’d been duped until Republican Sen. David Burke showed up weeks later for a scheduled appearance.
Burke calls what Akins did an extremely elaborate scheme. The impersonating a peace officer charge includes anyone who poses as a state employee.
His attorney said Monday that Akins is sorry for the negative attention he brought to the school, but he’s glad it pushed schools to improve their security procedures.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.