Latina 7th-Grader Receives 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award in Class

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Students across the nation are receiving awards and certificates at the end of another school year, but the one 7th-grader Lizeth Villanueva received has everyone in shock: "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist."

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The "honor" was bestowed to her at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston, Texas. It was one of several "mock awards" given to students in her AVID, an advanced learning and college prep program, class. Others included, "Most Likely to Blend in with White People " and "Most Likely to be Homeless in Guatemala."

According to the teacher who distributed the certificate -- who the school has not yet identified -- they were intended to be funny but "might hurt [students'] feelings."

For Villanueva, there was nothing to laugh about. "It was not a joke," she told CNN. "I do not feel comfortable with this ... I do not feel comfortable being in the same classroom with [the teacher]."

In a statement, the school apologized for the incident and promised to investigate it.

"Aguirre Administration would like to first of all apologize for the insensitive and offensive fake mock award that were given to students ... As principal, I want to assure all students, parents and community members that these ward statement and ideals are NOT representative of the Aguirre Vision, Mission, and educational goals for its students," the statement reads.

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According to a sister of one of the students, Lauren Easton, this isn't the first time the teacher has been insensitive. Previously, the instructor, who is Black, gave the student, who was awarded "Most Likely to Blend in with White People, "a "Black Quiz."