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Teachers fired for giving student an award for not paying attention in class

By Mason White 12:41 PM May 22, 2017
The award
The award
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Teachers were fired after school officials learned that they handed out an award to a student for not paying attention in class.

While all students look forward to getting awards, one student in Rockdale County, Georgia, was very hurt after she received an award that belittled and mocked her.

The award, which was given to the eighth grader, read: “Most Likely to Not Pay Attention.”

Nicole Edwards decided to speak out about the humiliation her daughter suffered when she was handed a nice award with the cruel worlds on it.

The 14-year-old girl, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), received the award during an assembly as part of the Spirit Week activities at Memorial Middle School in Conyers.

Edwards felt that her daughter was bullied by the teachers so she called school officials. They immediately investigated the incident and fired the two teachers who were behind it.