As unbelievable as it may seem, a teacher at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Texas awarded her students at the end of the year with some out-of-this-world titles. One of which was "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist”, and another “Most Likely to Blend in with White People”, according to Fox 26.
The superintendent of Channelview ISD sent a statement to Fox 26 that reads:
“The Channelview Independent School District would like to emphasize that a recent incident where insensitive and offensive mock awards presented to students are in no way associated with the AVID College Readiness System or the AVID Center. Channelview ISD does not support this type of recognition under any circumstances and the placement of the AVID logo on these certificates was an error. At no time was the AVID program itself involved in this unfortunate incident.The AVID System is an outstanding college readiness model that has led to continued high levels of student achievement in Channelview ISD. AVID’s system has benefited hundreds of thousands of students worldwide since 1984. Working together with the AVID Center, Channelview ISD’s AVID system provides intensive support to students with tutorials, positive peer groups, and college-readiness skills. Channelview ISD would like to reassure the community that this incident does not reflect the many good things going on in our district. The district does not condone the incident that occurred and we are taking this matter very seriously.”