On Tuesday, Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Texas, held an end of the year awards ceremony. It was supposed to be funny, with a bunch of silly “most likely” honors handed out. But unfortunately, one of the school’s teachers ruined the good time with their horrible sense of humor.
Seventh-grader Lizeth Villanueva is a 13-year-old honor student at the school, who also happens to be Salvadoran American. I guess her heritage made her ripe for a highly inappropriate joke, as her teacher signed and handed her a “most likely to become a terrorist” award at the ceremony.
Lizeth’s teacher and the other three teachers attending the ceremony all had a hearty laugh at this joke because they are a bunch of tone deaf assholes. Do they not have the news in Texas? Handing out this award would be awful at any time, but it’s especially terrible coming a day after the terrorist attack in Manchester. Have just an ounce of awareness, you goddamn morons.
Lizeth’s mother Ena Hernandez is rightfully furious about the award, and the school district has since released a statement on the matter.
Via The Washington Post:
“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.
“The teachers involved in this matter have been disciplined according to district policy and the incident is still under investigation.”
Hernandez says she wants them fired or else “they will continue doing the same thing.”
Lizeth hasn’t been back to school because she “feels uncomfortable.”