Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley began attending Skyline High School after claiming to be a Hurricane Harvey refugee, but moved on later to Hillcrest High School and joined the basketball team there.
The district tells WFAA students who've been through a natural disaster or are homeless aren't asked for the same documentation that's typically required, per federal law.
Dallas school superintendent Michael Hinojosa says in those situations, the district temporarily waives ID requirements. That was before he used claims of homelessness to enroll at Hillcrest High School - where he became a standout on the boys varsity basketball team.
The Morning-News notes that officials "believe his primary motivation was to play basketball". Gilstrap-Portley had graduated from that school in 2011, and there is evidence online that he played for Dallas Christian College during the 2013-14 season. One of his former coaches at his old high school saw him playing in April and alerted the Hillcrest coach. At least one 14-year-old girl at Hillcrest High School told her parents that he kissed and touched her.
The woman said she only learned about the new accusation when a detective called her on Monday. "I don't know what, how [the school] let this slip through the cracks".
"We have some liberal policies for homeless students, but he knew that", Hinojosa said.
"He was very quiet, he was low key in the hallways", said Chris Bayer, Hillcrest High School principal.
"He took that as an opportunity to gain access to our schools", she said. Bayer said Gilstrap-Portley's attendance had declined, and they had a meeting last month about it.
Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season.
Last month, Gilstrap-Portley was arrested and charged with tampering with government records.
"I'm upset, frustrated, angry and sad at the same time", the mother said.
"This is a unique situation that shows us areas we need to take another look at when we open our doors to students in these situations". He originally attempted to do so at Skyline High School, but because he did not have a physical, he could not play at the school.