Muslim Student Identified As Isis In Yearbook
Bayan Zehlif, a student at Los Osos high school in Rancho Cucamonga, California, tweeted a photo of a page in her yearbook, containing her class photo with the name “Isis Phillips” underneath.
The tweet garnered outrage, with many of Zehlif’s fellow students encouraging her to report the incident. Zehlif replied noting that her mother plans to meet with Susan Petrocelli, the principal at Los Osos, and intends to “open a case” if no answers are given.
Petrocelli told The Islamic Monthly that she has convened an investigation into the matter to determine how “Isis Phillips” appeared under Zehlif’s photo.
Petrocelli confirmed that there is a student with the name Isis Phillips who used to attend Los Osos, and is still part of the school district. In a Facebook post, Zehlif said, “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.” Yet Petrocelli says, “I would never say it was a typo or a mistake. As I told Bayan’s family, this matter has to be thoroughly investigated first.”
Petrocelli stressed that the school is taking the matter seriously. “If there is a student that has responsibly and intentionally committed this, we will take the appropriate action that is necessary.”