Muslim Student Wrongly Labeled ‘Isis’ in School Yearbook

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Remember how great and fun high school was? Turns out, it’s still just as great and fun. A junior at Los Osos High School in California opened her yearbook this spring to discover that her name, Bayan Zehlif, had been wrongly printed as “Isis Phillips.”

I am extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed that the Los Osos High School yearbook was able to get away with this,” Zehlif captioned a photo of the misprint on Facebook. “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.”

According to the school’s superintendent, Matt Holton, Zehlif’s name was switched with that of another student, one whose name is actually Isis, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The school is conducting an investigation and has stopped circulating the yearbook with the mistake. Students have been asked to return their yearbooks, and new ones, with Bayan’s correct name under her picture, will be issued.

This isn’t the first time a woman named Isis has run into trouble as a result of her name (and the name’s connection to the Islamic extremist group by the same name). Back in November, another woman named Isis was temporarily blocked from using Facebook, and she said, “Facebook thinks I’m a terrorist. Apparently sending them a screenshot of my passport is not good enough for them to reopen my account.” Facebook later apologized and unlocked her account.