A Muslim high school student in Rancho Cucamonga, California, said she is “extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed” after her name was printed as “Isis” in the yearbook.
The caption “Isis Phillips” appeared under a photo of the student, who was wearing a hijab. Her actual name is Bayan Zehlif. ISIS is a commonly associated with the Islamic State terrorist group
Los Osos High School principal Susan Petrocelli characterized the mistake as a “regrettable misprint” and publicly apologized. Zehlif said the school told her it was a “typo” — but she isn’t buying it.
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
“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,” she wrote on Facebook.
It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the yearbook blunder.
The Los Osos High School yearbook group also issued a statement on Twitter apologizing for the mishap.
May 7, 2016
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is reportedly already demanding a thorough investigation into the incident.
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