Muslim Student Called "Isis" In Her High School Yearbook

Typo or something else?

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Everyone has a bad yearbook story. Maybe your name was spelled incorrectly or the editors forgot to mention that you were president of the French club. In the case of Muslim student Beyan Zehlif, her yearbook identified her as a terrorist. 

According to CNNthe senior at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California was shocked to see that her high school photo captioned as "Isis." "I guess I'm Isis in the yearbook...," she shared on Twitter, with the offensive photo.

"I am extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed that the Los Osos High School yearbook was able to get away with this," she wrote on Facebook. "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."

The high school's principal has apologized, saying, "LOHS is taking every step possible to correct & investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook. We sincerely apologize." The Los Angeles Times quoted district Superintendent Mat Holton as saying Zehlif was incorrectly identified as another student whose first name is Isis.

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