According to the Los Angeles Times, several African American students at Charter Oak High School in Los Angeles were purposely given fake “ghetto” names in the school’s yearbook.
The students were given fake names such as “Tay Tay Shaniqua,” “Crisphy Nanos,” and “Laquan White.”
Charter Oak High School’s principal, Kathleen Wiard, claims that the names were only supposed to be temporary fillers.
“It appears that during the process of creating the yearbook, filler names were put in and not corrected at the proofreading part,” Wiard told the Los Angeles Times.
A few of the students whose names were replaced are members of the Black Student Union, where the population of African American students is less than five percent.
Wiard has not yet commented on possible disciplinary action, but plans on having the names corrected.
Reported by Danielle Harling.