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Two Georgia teachers gave a teen with ADHD a 'Most Likely to Not Pay Attention' award

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Two teachers at a Georgia middle school will not be returning to the classroom next year after reportedly giving a teenage student with ADHD a "Most Likely to Not Pay Attention" award. 

The 14-year-old received the award last week during a ceremony at Memorial Middle School, which is located in Conyers, Georgia.

“I feel like it was very derogatory. I feel like it was humiliating," Nicole Edwards, the student's mother told Fox 5 News

Edwards told Fox 5 News that the school had contacted her before about her daughter having trouble paying attention in class.

“Why call me to discipline her, but yet you turn around and give her an award for it?" Edwards told Fox 5 News. "It doesn't make sense.”


In an email to the Rockdale Citizen, District Superintendent Richard Autry confirmed that the two teachers who issued the award would not be returning next year. 

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He added that the school system will "neither condone nor tolerate any activities or insensitive behavior that cause embarrassment or humiliation to our children." 

A Rockdale County Public Schools spokeswoman told the Rockdale Citizen that the award was handed out during a spirit week event that was modeled after the Grammy Awards. 

Autry said the incident is still under investigation. 

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