A school in US is facing widespread condemnation after it called a Muslim girl ‘ISIS’ in her year book.
Her tweet said, ” I guess I’m Isis in the yearbook.”
I guess I'm Isis in the yearbook… pic.twitter.com/hMc0dVu8dM
— Bayan (@BayanZehlif) May 7, 2016
The one-liner tweet of Zehlif, a Muslim of Palestinian origin, went viral.
The embarrassed school administration was quick to issue a clarification saying the error was due to typo.
The school’s principal Susan Petrocelli said, “LOHS is taking every step possible to correct & investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook. We sincerely apologize.”
Zehlif, according to Sky News, attends Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga. She has rejected the school’s clarification calling it a typo.
She said, “Apparently, I am ‘Isis’ in the yearbook. The school reached out to me and had the audacity to say that this was a typo.
“I beg to differ, let’s be real.”
Mat Holton, superintendent for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, said Ms Zehlif had been incorrectly identified as another student called Isis. He said the families of both students had been contacted and an investigation will be carried out.
He told the Los Angeles Times: “If they find that a student acted irresponsibly and intentionally, administration will take appropriate actions.
“The school will assure students, staff and the community that this regrettable incident in no way represents the values, or beliefs, of Los Osos High School.”