Patricia Buckley said her teenage boy Bradley, 14, received it from his teacher at the Leake Central Junior High School in Leake County.
The devastated mom said she first noticed something wasn’t right after picking her son up from school and noticed that the document was “balled up like he was ashamed.”
Buckley asked her son what was wrong, and he relayed the news. His instructor - reportedly in her first year of teaching - had given him “The Zero Award,” a disheartening certificate with his name and the words, “It’s impossible to be me. Don’t try. You’ll never find a solution” displayed on it.
“I think it was so horrible for him to get this award,” Buckley told Michaila Franklin of the local ABC outlet WAPT of the letter.