Muslim student says yearbook names her as Isis Phillips
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — A Muslim student says she’s saddened and hurt after being identified in her Southern California high school yearbook as Isis Phillips.
Bayan Zehlif has posted a photo on Facebook of herself in a hijab with the name “Isis Phillips” underneath it as it appears in the Los Osos High School yearbook. She writes in the post that she’s “extremely saddened, disgusted, hurt and embarrassed.” She says the school told her it was a “typo” but she says, “I beg to differ.”
Mat Holton, Chaffey Joint Union High School District superintendent, tells the Los Angeles Times that Zehlif was misidentified as another student with the name Isis. He says an investigation will be conducted.
Holton says yearbook distribution has been halted until the error is fixed and those who received them have been asked to return them.