A picture showing Wisconsin high school teenage boys giving a Nazi salute and at least one of them giving the white power hand signal in a junior prom photo has recently emerged.
Via the DailyMail.com...
The photo shows a group of teenage boys from Baraboo High School dressed in their suits and tuxedos with their arms raised in salute. At least one student in the front row was also pictured making the white power hand signal. The majority of the teenagers, who are believed to be the school's Class of 2019, can be seen laughing in the photo.
The Baraboo School District sent the following letter to parents this morning in response to a photo circulating on social media.
Dear Parents/Guardians of Baraboo School District Students:
Early this morning, a photo that was taken last spring of some Baraboo School District students who appear to be making extremely inappropriate gestures began circulating on social media. The District has confirmed at this time that the photo was not taken on school property or at a school-sponsored event.
The school district is investigating this situation and is working with parents, staff and local authorities. If the gesture is what it appears to be, the district will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address the issue.
With that, we want to be very clear: the Baraboo School District is a hate-free environment where all people, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, are respected and celebrated.
Dr. Lori Mueller, Superintendent
A Twitter account for the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland tweeted their horror after seeing the photo.
It is so hard to find words...— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) November 12, 2018
This is why every single day we work hard to educate. We need to explain what is the danger of hateful ideology rising. Auschwitz with its gas chambers was at the very end of the long process of normalizing and accommodating hatred. https://t.co/13AzZaMGJR
The Baraboo Police Department posted to their Facebook page stating that they are "aware of a controversial photo of a group of high school students that has been posted to social media. Officers are assisting the Baraboo School District with their investigation into this matter."
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