RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Muslim student who says she was misidentified in her high school yearbook (all times local):
A Muslim student says she's hurt that classmates are criticizing her after she spoke out against being misidentified as a girl named "Isis Phillips" in her high school yearbook.
Bayan Zehlif told reporters at a press conference in Anaheim, California, on Monday that she was upset after seeing her picture misidentified in the Los Osos High School yearbook, but even more upset by her classmates' reaction to her calling attention to it.
Zehlilf says the school has apologized and promised to investigate. She says she doesn't know if it was a mistake, as officials have told her. She says she finds it coincidental that a Muslim student was misidentified with a name widely associated with a terror group.
She says she does not know Isis Phillips but has heard there is a student with that name.
A Muslim student says she's saddened and hurt after being identified in her Southern California high school yearbook as Isis Phillips.
Bayan Zehlif has posted a photo on Facebook of herself in a hijab with the name "Isis Phillips" underneath it as it appears in the Los Osos High School yearbook. She writes in the post that she's "extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed." She says the school told her it was a "typo" but she says, "I beg to differ."
Mat Holton, Chaffey Joint Union High School District superintendent, tells the Los Angeles Times that Zehlif was misidentified as another student with the name Isis. He says an investigation will be conducted.
Holton says yearbook distribution has been halted until the error is fixed and those who received them have been asked to return them.