Muslim Student Labeled ‘ISIS’ in Yearbook

A Rancho Cucamonga Muslim high school student says she’s “extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed” that her name was misprinted as “Isis” In her senior yearbook.

The Los Osos High School student posted a picture to Twitter from her yearbook where her name, Bayan Zehlif, was instead written as Isis Phillips.

According to the LA Times, Chaffey Joint Union High School District Supt. Mat Holton says that officials are investigating the issue and will take "appropriate actions.”

Zehlif spoke with The Council on American-Islamic Relations this week.

“No student should have to face the humiliation of being associated with a group as reprehensible as ISIS,” said Hussam Ayloush, executive director for CAIR-LA.

Principal Susan Petrocelli apologized via Twitter as did the yearbook staff.

LOHS is taking every step possible to correct & investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook. We sincerely apologize.
— Susan Petrocelli (@LosOsosHigh) May 8, 2016

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

Photo courtesy @BayanZehlif



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