Hijab-clad US girl misnamed ‘Isis’ in high school yearbook
The photo of the girl from Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in which she is wearing a head scarf, has been captioned “Isis Phillips”, that is not her name.
“I am extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed that the Los Osos High School yearbook was able to get away with this,” the girl was quoted as saying by ABC News affiliate KABC-TV.
“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 said.
The Islamic monthly, a US magazine, identified the girl as Bayan Zehlif.
Trevor Santellan, one of the students who worked on the yearbook, said there actually was a student named Isis Phillips at Los Osos who transferred earlier in the year.
The school’s yearbook account has tweeted an apology, saying it was an unintentional mistake.
“We are extremely sorry for what occurred in the Yearbook ...It is our fault and this is absolutely inexcusable on our part,” the tweet said. The school principal has also apologised and said the mistake is being investigated. “LOHS is taking every step possible to correct and investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook.