Officials apologize for terrorist award given to student

Cornelia Mascio
Mag 28, 2017

A student at a U.S. junior high school in Houston has received a freaky award from her teacher for being "most likely to blend in with white people".

Certificates given to the 13-year-old girl and other students this week at a junior high school east of Houston were supposed to be lighthearted. Her emotion was one of shock, she said.

But Lizeth's mother Ena Hernandez didn't find the award amusing at all.

"I feel really bad for her because I saw her in class, she was really upset about it and she just wouldn't talk at all for the rest of the day". "I was surprised because my daughter has been doing well in the honors program".

She said two honors classes were brought together for the fake ceremony.

Easton told CNN and Villanueva told KPRC that another child received an award deeming him "most likely to be homeless in Guatemala".

The three other teachers in the room laughed when the awards were handed out, according to Lizeth.

"The Channelview (Independent School District) Administration would like to apologise for the insensitive and offensive fake mock awards that were given to students in a classroom".

At the time, the school said the teacher would be disciplined but declined to say how.

Ena Hernandez said the principal Eric Lathan personally apologized during a meeting at the school. 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.

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