School district apologizes after teacher at the Bailly Preparatory Academy gives 11-year-old trophy meant as a joke.
A school district in Indiana has apologized after a special education teacher handed a «most annoying male» award to an 11-year-old pupil with autism.
The teacher at the Bailly Preparatory Academy in Gary gave the child the trophy at an annual end-of-year awards luncheon for fellow fifth graders on May 23.
A reported by the Times of Northwest Indiana, the award was given to the boy in front of the other students, parents, and the school’s principle Carlita Royal.
«We were blindsided. We just weren’t expecting it,» the boy’s father, Rick Castejon, told the Times. «As a principal or teacher, you should never let this happen to any student.»
The father said he tried to leave the trophy behind on the table before the teacher, who considered the trophy a joke, stopped him and told him not to forget it.

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