Muslim Student Labeled "Isis" in Her High School Yearbook

Last Friday, a student at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, shared an image on Facebook that is reportedly from the school’s yearbook with a horrible “misspelling.” The student, Bayan Zehlif, looked below her photo and instead of seeing her name, she saw “Isis Phillips.” 

According to Refinery29, Zehlif, who is Muslim, wrote on Facebook that she was "extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed" by the incident. She also said that the school had reached out to her and told her the label was a "typo," but that she didn't believe them. "I beg to differ, let's be real," she wrote.

After the yearbooks were distributed, Susan Petrocelli, the school principal, tweeted that the school is “taking every step possible to correct and investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook. We sincerely apologize.” Petrocelli also told The Islamic Monthly that there was formerly a student named Isis Phillips at the school, but she transferred. The school has also reached out to Phillips in the aftermath of this incident.

Luckily only 287 yearbooks were handed out while the rest have been contained, reports The Islamic Monthly. Let’s really hope that this was just a mistake and that it never happens again.