Muslim student says yearbook photo ID hurts

May 9, 2016 6:38 PM by News Staff

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - 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.


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