The student cheat enjoyed life on the Stanford University campus and spent almost a year in several different dormitories, prompting a California school to open an investigation, officials revealed on Tuesday.
William Curry, a 2021 high school graduate from Alabama, was kicked from campus on Thursday after allegedly stolen a TV from a Crothers Hall dorm, Stanford Daily reports. He lived in the dorm’s basement for several weeks when he was removed from campus.
But this wasn’t the first time Curry got a shoe. He was initially cited in December 2021 after it was discovered he was camping in a different dormitory. Curry, who often claimed to be a sophomore in pre-medical studies, had been in at least five different dormitories in the past ten months.
The administrators repeatedly issued him with a series of letters that could not be stopped, which was a prerequisite for calling someone for an offense, but Curry remained undaunted. According to Daily, he often interacted with students to better fit in with the campus community so he could access the dorms more easily.
Curry reportedly spun a few fairy tales to tell other students. In one, he pretended to be recruited as a junior high school junior to the Stanford men’s track team. In the second, he claimed to be a transfer student from the Duke.
Stanford spokesman Dee Mostofi said there were security protocols to prevent such incidents, but “persistence and the ability to please our student community has made it clear that there are gaps in these protocols.”
Mostofi said the university will review its procedures to prevent such an incident from happening again, but did not provide additional details.
With News Wire services
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