A teacher at a Texas school have been suspended after they presented a student with “Most likely to become a terrorist” award on Tuesday, the girl of the family said.
Lizeth Villanueva, 13, said her seventh grade of Corporal Anthony Aguirre Junior High, presented the award to her during the lesson, a few days before the summer holidays.
“When they said my name I turned around, like what, what could they say? I was very upset. I was mad, but I didn’t show,” Villanueva told Fox 26 Houston.
Villanueva said the teacher gave the awards out as a joke, but she found nothing about it funny.
“It’s a little hard to believe that someone would do that,” Ena Hernandez, Villanueva’s mother, said after her daughter came home with the offensive award.
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Representatives of the Channelview Independent School District released a statement to Fox 26 apologizes for the incident.
“The Channelview ISD Board would like to apologize for the insensitive and offensive fake mock awards that were given to students in a class. Channelview ISD would like to ensure that all pupils, parents and members of the community that this award statements and ideals are not representative for the district’s vision, mission and educational goals for our students.”
Hernandez said that the school should have fired the teacher.
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“As far as I know, the client is also already among us, that there were other parents complain about a similar situation the same,” Hernandez said.
Channelview Independent School District does not return Fox News’ request for an explanation.
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