A Tucson mom has accused her daughter's teacher of bullying after the teacher presented the girl with a "catastrophe award," MyFoxPhoenix reports.

8-year-old Cassandra Garcia was reportedly given the "catastrophe award" for being the "one student with the most excuses for not having their homework done" in front of her entire third grade class at Desert Springs Academy.

"All the children were laughing at her," the girl's mother told MyFoxPhoenix.

The teacher, who was only identified as Ms. Plowman, reportedly said she saw the award as a joke. Cassandra's mother says she sees it as bullying.

MyFoxPhoenix reports it is unclear if the school plans on punishing the teacher.

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