CHANNELVIEW, Texas -- A teacher who named a student "most likely to become a terrorist" is no longer with Channelview ISD, district officials confirmed Tuesday.
District officials released a statement Tuesday saying, "We have concluded our investigation and the teacher responsible is no longer employed by the district."
Seventh grader Lizeth Villanueva got the certificate during a mock awards ceremony this week at Anthony Aguirre Junior High. Lizeth says the teacher who signed it handed out certificates to a number of students while other teachers watched and laughed.
“She said that some people might get offended, but she doesn’t really care about our feelings," Lizeth said. “She was laughing about it.”
After the story went viral, on Facebook, a parent fumed. Latonya Robinson posted a photo of an award given to her daughter for “Most Likely to Blend in with White People.”
“This was a joke from my daughter’s teacher,” Robinson wrote. “But I don’t like it. This is stupidity.”
KHOU 11 News spoke to both families Tuesday, and one relative told us he's still worried about the stigma sticking with these students.
"Kids remember a lot and this just doesn't go away, and I don't know... that's what the district is trying to do, brush it under the rug," said the relative, who asked not to be identified.
We asked a spokesman specifically if she was fired or resigned. He wouldn't say, and he also would not confirm her name.
A petition also circulated last month calling for the teacher's termination.