A group of Texas junior high students received certificates in class “honoring” them with titles that reportedly included “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist,” “Most Likely to Blend In With White People” and “Most Likely to Be Homeless in Guatemala,” CNN reports.
The certificates given to seventh-graders at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston, predictably, drew some backlash, with the school taking to Twitter to post an apology. (You can read it below.)
The teacher handing out the “mock awards” reportedly told the students they were supposed to be funny. The school has not publicly identified the teacher, but has said it’s investigating the incident.
CNN quotes the student who received the “terrorist” award saying: “It was not a joke. I do not feel comfortable with this. … I do not feel comfortable being in the same classroom with [the teacher].”
CNN notes: “The students who received the ‘awards’ were enrolled in AVID, an advanced learning and college prep program.”
Here’s the statement posted on Twitter by the school’s administration: