A bunch of teachers in a Texas school district are in trouble after handing out an award to a 7th grader, naming her "Most Likely To Become A Terrorist."
Lizeth Villanueva got her award during a mock awards ceremony on Tuesday at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Texas, near Houston.
Lizeth said the teacher who signed it handed out a number of "funny" certificates to students while other teachers watched and laughed:
"They just found it as a joke."
Lizeth went on to say about her teacher:
“She said that some people might get offended, but she doesn’t really care about our feelings. She was laughing about it.”
A statement from the school said:
"The Channelview (Independent School District) Administration would like to apologize for the insensitive and offensive fake mock awards that were given to students in a classroom. Channelview ISD would like to assure all students, parents and community members that these award statements and ideals are not representative of the district’s vision, mission and educational goals for our students. The teachers involved in this matter have been disciplined according to district policy and the incident is still under investigation."
It's one thing to hand these kind of awards out in an office, or a college class, among people who know each other.
But at a Junior High? What are those teachers smoking? Read more at USA Today.