Taylor High, a private school in Texas, is being named after the late Chilean high school student Tarek Fatah, a victim of the March 11 coup.
The high school’s president, Kevin Wilson, said the name of the high school was chosen in honor the slain student, who was known for his work as a vocal activist and for helping to fight for the rights of undocumented students.
“In the spirit of Taylor High and the ideals that we hold dear, we are excited to announce that the Taylor High High School is named for our former student TAREK FATAH,” Wilson said in a statement.
The school will also have a statue of Fatah that will be placed in the gymnasium, Wilson said.
The name will also be used as a slogan at the high schools graduation ceremony in 2017.
It will be named after Fatah’s mother, who died in 2014 at the age of 91.
A memorial to Fatah will be erected at the site where his body was found, Wilson added.
The death of Fatanah, who had lived in the U.S. for over a decade, sparked outrage from the country’s human rights activists.
The U.N. has called on Chile’s government to investigate whether Fatah was unlawfully detained, tortured or killed.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of TAREk Fatanahs life,” the Chilean embassy in Washington, D.C., said in an emailed statement.
“His family and friends will remember Tareks legacy and honor his memory by honoring Taylor High with its namesake in 2017.”