Teen who posed as senator, toured school gets jail sentence

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who toured an Ohio high school while posing as a state senator has been sentenced to jail.

A judge last week sentenced Marion resident Izaha Akins to three months in jail. But the 18-year-old will need to serve only a little over a month more because he’s already spent close to two months in jail.

Akins pleaded guilty in March to impersonating a peace officer. The charge includes anyone who poses as a state employee.

Authorities say Akins spoke to a government class at Mohawk High School in Sycamore last December. School officials didn’t realize they’d been duped until weeks later.

His attorney has said Akins is sorry for the negative attention he brought to the school, but he’s glad it pushed schools to improve their security procedures.

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