FBI: Alleged CIA impersonator who got inside Edmond North HS had assault rifle at home

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EDMOND, Okla. -- Disturbing new details have surfaced surrounding the arrest of an Edmond man who is accused of impersonating a federal agent at a local high school.

That man was able to get inside the Freshman Academy at Edmond North High School before authorities arrested him at his home.

A search of his home now has neighbors on edge.

Richard Carsins told school officials he worked for the CIA and was assigned to patrol the campus.

A federal court document shows Carsins allegedly told authorities he was retired military, and had worked for the CIA and the National Security Agency.

According to the FBI, none of those claims are true, and investigators say Carsins has never worked in law enforcement.

Agents arrested Carsins for posing as a federal agent trying to patrol Edmond North High School.

Carsins reportedly told school officials he’d be patrolling campus for about four hours.

Carsins’ neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified on camera, said she always thought something was strange about Carsins.

“I felt like they just kind of stayed to themselves, did not really socialize with others,” Carsins’ neighbor said.

It didn't sit well with the neighbor that Carsins has an anarchist sticker on his car and a Florida Sheriff’s license plate in his back window.

“I don’t understand why anybody would go and say they were a CIA agent and try to impersonate a government officer. I don't get that,” the neighbor said.

When he showed up at Edmond North, school officials said he was wearing a shirt that read “Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center, Juvenile Officer, State of Oklahoma.”

That shirt was later found by authorities inside his car.

FBI agents say he did work there for a brief time, but was fired from his position.

When agents searched Carsins’ home, they found two rifles in his bedroom, including an assault rifle.

Carsins’ wife contacted NewsChannel 4 saying, “Rich may be having side effects from the radiation and chemo last fall.”

She told us Monday Carsins has cancer and is mentally ill.

His wife also claims she thought Richard was going up to the high school to drop off a bag of chips for her son’s class when this all happened.

Richard Carsins is being held in the Grady County Jail, and will go before a federal judge Wednesday for a detention hearing.

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