Texas Teacher Gives ‘Most Likely To Become A Terrorist’ Award To 7th Grader

A Texas middle school principal plans to launch an investigation after a 7th-grade student was namedmost likely to become a terrorist in a mock award ceremony

I was shocked, Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old student at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Houston, told Click2Houston. [The teacher] said, Most likely to become a terrorist, and she said my name, and she gave me this.

Lizeth received the award in an advanced learning program thats supposed to help kids prepare for college. The teacher, who was not named, told the students the award was supposed to be funny, but Lizeths not laughing.

It was not a joke, Lizeth was quoted as saying. I do not feel comfortable with this.

Principal Eric Lathanreleased an apology on Twitter for insensitive and offensive awards, saying they were distributed after the schools real awards ceremony had concluded.

These award statements and ideals are not representative of the Aguirre vision, mission and educational goals for its students,Lathan wrote. An investigation will be launched into these events.

Lizeths mother told local CBS station KHOU that the principal apologized in person as well, but said she wants the teacher to face discipline.

Get fired, at least, or something, Ena Hernandez said.

It doesnt look good at all, especially coming from a teacher, a grown-up woman, Hernandez said. It doesnt look good because everything thats going on right now.

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