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Petition to Remove Channelview ISD Teacher for ‘Terrorist Award’ Reaches Over 19K Signatures

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Tongue-in-cheek awards can be hurtful when they’re anything less than positive. Recently, a teacher at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Channelview ISD gave out awards to her 7th graders that rival the inappropriate nature of the awards seen in the sitcom “The Office.

A 13-year-old Salvadoran-American honor student was handed a certificate that read “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” by the insensitive teacher. The young girl was shocked and hurt by the gesture that occurred only a day after the terrorist attack in Manchester. The Washington Post says that the student saw her teacher laughing along with three other educators in the room while she was given the insulting award. Other students received a “Most Likely to Become Homeless” and a “Most Likely to Blend In With White People” award.

Since the district is still investigating the matter and has not taken any strong action regarding the incident, a petition has been formed on thepetitionsite.com to urge the school to fire the teacher. It’s now on it’s way to gaining 20,000 signatures from all over the world.

“There is nothing funny about these offensive awards. The school district has apologized, launched an investigation, and disciplined the teacher, but that’s still not enough. The teacher has shown a complete lack of judgement and disregard for the well-being of her students,” the petition reads.

The student who received the” terrorist award” took some time off from school, but she’s still bothered by the lack of compassion.