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The 7th grade teacher who awarded insensitive superlatives to students is out of a job


UPDATED June 7, 5:53 p.m. EST:

The 7th-grade teacher who awarded her students with distasteful superlatives,  including, "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist," is out of a job, according to the New York Times. 

“We have concluded our investigation, and the teacher responsible is no longer employed by the district,” the Channelview Independent School District said

A spokesperson wouldn't confirm whether the teacher was fired or if she had resigned.

Though the district didn't identify the teacher, the superlatives were signed by "Stacy Lockett."

ORIGINAL STORY:  End-of-the-year superlatives are a way to close out the school year with some harmless fun. But one 7th grade teacher at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston, Texas, took her superlatives one step too far, as told by CNN.

The awards ranged from "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist," "Most Likely to be Homeless in Guatemala," to "Most Likely to Blend in With White People."

Laura Eaton, whose sister received the "white people" award said she was befuddled by the teacher's ignorance.

"My initial reaction was shocking," Easton said. "I couldn't believe a teacher could be that bold." 

Easton said her sister was initially embarrassed and wanted everyone to "drop it."

Lizeth Villanueva was presented with the "terrorist" certificate said that the teacher presented different "mock awards" to students in her advanced learning class. The teacher told them they were supposed to be funny but "might hurt [students'] feelings."

"It was not a joke," Lizeth said. "I do not feel comfortable with this... I do not feel comfortable being in the same classroom with [the teacher]."

Though the high school has not publicly identified the teacher, the administration released a statement apologizing for the incident and promising to launch an investigation.

A similar statement from the Channelview School District said that the teacher has been disciplined in accordance with district policy.

Easton added that this isn't the first controversy that has surrounded the teacher. The teacher, who is black, gave Easton's sister "a 'black quiz' to prove how black she was."

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