In this day and age, some topics should never be joked about and a few teachers learned that lesson just this week. In a School District near Houston, apologies are being issued after a 13yr old received an award declaring that she was “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” from her teacher.
That award was one of a few “insensitive and offensive fake mock awards,” that the Channelview Independent School District said were given out and as a result, the teachers have been disciplined.
— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) May 25, 2017
Lizeth Villanueva, the 13-year-old honors student who received the offensive award told KHOU that her teacher gave her the certificate during a “mock” awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High.
“She said that some people might get offended, but she doesn’t really care about our feelings,” Lizeth told the local news station. “She was laughing about it.”
Lizeth and her mom weren’t laughing, though. Lizeth told local TV station KPRC that she was “shocked” when the teacher announced her award.
She mentioned the deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in England just days ago. “That’s not something to joke around with,” she told KPRC.
“It doesn’t look like a joke to me,” Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mom, said.
An official with the school district told KPRC that the award was a “poor attempt to poke fun” that “wasn’t well thought out.”
Other fake awards include “most likely to cry for every little thing” and “most likely to become homeless,”!– In my opinion, this is an institutionalized form of bullying – Glad the teachers were reprimanded!