Stacy Lockett, the Texas teacher who handed out a “most likely to become a terrorist” award in class has been fired and Y’all helped!
Thanks to many calls and emails, pressure placed on the Channelview ISD FROM YOU has nudged them to do the right thing.
The school and district tried to hide Stacy Lockett from media scrutiny, but social media prevailed!
Teacher Stacy Lockett placed a young girl in the position to be teased and bullied for a long time, but was afraid to take the consequences for her actions from media shining the light on her rather moronic behavior.
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.”
One day after the Manchester Bombing, Stacy Lockett, a teacher at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, gave the 7th grade girl the “Most likely to be a terrorist.” award on stage for all to see.
The school and district refused to reveal the name of the teacher, but in the world of social media, hiding her is all but impossible! Social media found her to be teacher Stacy Lockett. The fact that the school and district websites wiped her from the websites verifies who she is. What was Stacy Lockett thinking?
This incident will follow this poor girl for the rest of her school years and beyond. The school, district, and the media wanted to shield Stacy Lockett from the consequences via some temporary media attention? INSANITY!
needed to take her lumps for this abhorrently bad behavior. PERIOD! And she did!
The parents, knowing that dealing with the district would most likely be a lost cause, went to the media!
“I was shocked,” Lizeth said. “Stacy Lockett said, ‘Most likely to become a terrorist,’ and she said my name, and she gave me this.”
“Most likely to be a terrorist,” were the words written on the award. Just below those words was her teacher’s signature.
Channelview Independent School District official Mark Kramer said it was one of the “fake mock awards” a seventh-grade teacher distributed to students to her class.
Lizeth said it happened Tuesday in her AVID class, which is an advanced learning program to prepare students for college.
She said Stacy Lockett gave other students awards with the disclaimer that “it might hurt [students’] feelings.” She said the teacher meant it to be “funny.”
Well it was certainly NOT funny. Jokes are funny. Making fun of people is NOT funny.
What is funny is that an atrocity happened in a school and the correct action was taken. That is rare in our world these days.
Maybe teachers in Channelview will think twice before they decide to throw common sense out the window next time.
Thanks to all who helped contact the school and district!
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