A Texas school has reprimanded teachers after a student was named "most likely to be a terrorist" certificate by staff, KHOU reported Thursday.
According to the report, 7th grader Lizeth Villanueva got the certificate during a mock awards ceremony this week at Anthony Aguirre Junior High. Villanueva said the teacher who signed it handed out certificates to a number of students while other teachers watched and laughed.
"They just found it as a joke," Villanueva told KHOU.
KHOU reporter Jason Miles shared these photos of the student and the certificate to Twitter.
Villanueva's mother was not happy when she read the certificate given to her daughter by teachers.
"It doesn’t look good at all, especially coming from a teacher, a grown-up woman," Hernandez said.
"It doesn’t look good because everything that’s going on right now."
Hernandez says her daughter is in an advanced academic program and has never had a discipline problem.
Channelview ISD released this statement:
"The Channelview ISD 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."
Some people have taken to Twitter to call for the firing of everyone behind the award.
AVID does not support this type of recognition under any circumstances.— AVID (@AVID4College) May 26, 2017
The company that partners with the school is also getting some heat.