The picture shows Izaha Akins smiling and shaking hands during a visit to Mohawk High School in December.
He convinced teachers, administrators, even law enforcement and a car dealership he had just been appointed to fill the seat of State Senator Dave Burke.
Turns out, that whole story was a lie.
"He basically decieved and conned some people," says Ken Ratliff, Superintendent of the Mohawk Local School District.
Ratliff explains Akins claimed Senator Burke had fallen ill and appointed him to his seat.
Akins is now facing felony charges of telecommunications fraud and impersonating a peace officer.
Those at Mohawk Schools say as bizarre as this was, it was a learning experience and they're working to make sure it never happens again. »