Student wins “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” award, parents outraged!


A school district near Houston has apologized after a 13-year-old student received an award declaring her “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist.”

The Channelview Independent School District said the award was one of several “insensitive and offensive fake mock awards,”  and the teachers in question have been disciplined.

13-year-old honors student Lizeth Villanueva was the student who got that terrorist award. She told KHOU in Houston that her teacher gave her the certificate during a “mock” awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High saying:

“She said that some people might get offended, but she doesn’t really care about our feelings. She was laughing about it.”

But Lizeth and her mom weren’t laughing. Rather, she was “shocked” when the teacher announced her award.

Lizeth mentioned that just days ago, she watched the reports of the deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in England saying:

“That’s not something to joke around with.”

Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mom said:

“It doesn’t look like a joke to me.”

An official with the school district says the award was a “poor attempt to poke fun” that “wasn’t well thought out.”

The Washington Post reports that two honors classes received the fake awards. Other certificates handed out include “most likely to cry for every little thing” and “most likely to become homeless.”

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